In a stunning blow to Texas Democrats on Monday, the Supreme Court rebuffed their attempt to force universal mail-in voting on the State of Texas.
In Texas, mail-in ballots are only available for people 65 and older and disabled voters that meet the specific disability standards.
According to Reuters, the Democrats argued against that standard, saying, “The state Democratic Party and some voters sued the Republican-governed state, arguing that by treating voters differently by age, the Texas law violated the U.S. Constitution’s 26th Amendment guarantee of the right to vote for American citizens age 18 and above.”
The Supreme Court left the Texas law intact. Governor Gregg Abbot (R) tweeted about the Supreme Court victory for Texas and said the decision was a win for Texas’s election integrity.
We won’t compromise election integrity in Texas with voting schemes that are subject to fraud.
We will protect elections in Texas. https://t.co/fGKA0cYWjM
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 13, 2021
This is an important victory for Republicans in Texas. The Democrats weaponized universal mail-in voting and sloppy signature verification to tilt the vote to Biden. According to Reuters, Biden won because of universal mail-in voting in those battleground states:
The election results showed that Democratic voters in particular relied upon mail-in ballots … Biden’s victory over Trump was propelled by voters who cast ballots by mail in crucial battleground states.
This final Supreme Court decision is a devastating blow to the Democrat plan to undermine election integrity in the state of Texas — a highly-coveted state for Democrats.