Dave Turnier processes mail-in ballots at at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In this case the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 3-0 decision, said fear of contracting the coronavirus is not likely to be a valid disability for purposes of voting absentee in Texas.
The appeals court also blasted District Judge Samuel F. Biery Jr., a Clinton appointee who had ordered state officials to expand mail voting, saying his decision would be “remembered more for audacity than legal reasoning.”