Texas Supreme Court Finds COVID-19 Not a Disability Amid Dems Push for Mail-In Voter Fraud
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is finally enjoying a well-deserved victory. In a surprising decision, the state’s Supreme Court has decided that a lack of immunity to the novel coronavirus does not constitute a disability. This is the leg that voters were trying to stand on, as the Democrats continue their push for more mail-in ballots.
Democrats were trying to create a universe where essentially everyone would be able to claim a disability so that they would not have to get up off their butts and head to the polls in person. This is all a part of their latest push to steal the election away. Mail-in voting may or may not have to expand due to the pandemic but that does not mean that we need to be making key decisions this early.
The leftists are banking on the idea that they can prey on the public panic to push their insane ideas through. We are still afraid that they are going to be successful but at least the Texas Supreme Court has their state’s back. Federal courts all across the country is going to have to answer these types of questions for themselves once the election draws closer.
“The question before us is not whether voting by mail is better policy or worse, but what the Legislature has enacted. It is purely a question of law,” he wrote. “Our authority and responsibility are to interpret the statutory text and give effect to the Legislature’s intent. We agree with the State that a voter’s lack of immunity to COVID-19, without more, is not a “disability” as defined by the Election Code.”
Under the state election code, a disability is a sickness or physical condition preventing in-person voting without a likelihood of harm to the voter’s health. But the court, which heard arguments in the case through a video conference instead of in-person as a precaution against spreading the disease, said a lack of immunity to COVID-19 did not meet that threshold against a number of tests.
If a “physical condition” means a “physical state of being,” Hecht wrote, “it would swallow the other categories of voters eligible for mail-in voting.”
“A voter’s location during an election period is certainly a physical state of being. So are age, incarceration, sickness, and childbirth, even participation in a program,” he wrote. “To give ‘physical condition’ so broad a meaning would render the other mail-in voting categories surplusage.”
United States District Judge Fred Biery was the one who was responsible for trying to push the disability idea through. The Supreme Court has soundly rejected it. Democrats are going to have to go back to the drawing board and find a new way to try and swipe the election. Attorney General Paxton is happy with the ruling that was provided.
We fully understand where he is coming from on this. It would be a shame to watch an election be corrupted by mail-in voting, especially in states that have not even tried to handle them in the conventional way. State officials may want to define ‘disability’ in a way that is beneficial to their political ambitions but that does not mean that federal courts have to go along with them.
“I applaud the Texas Supreme Court for ruling that certain election officials’ definition of ‘disability’ does not trump that of the Legislature, which has determined that widespread mail-in balloting carries unacceptable risks of corruption and fraud,” Paxton said in a statement. “Election officials have a duty to reject mail-in ballot applications from voters who are not entitled to vote by mail. In-person voting is the surest way to maintain the integrity of our elections, prevent voter fraud and guarantee that every voter is who they claim to be.”
Voters who are not entitled to offer up mail in ballots are going to need to prepare themselves accordingly. Thanks to the second wave of the virus that has yet to arrive, we are still not sure how things will look in November. Could states decide to rely on mail-in ballots if things do not improve by then? It is very possible.
We could also see the same old voting processes, slightly tweaked. Think about it this way. Many of us have probably already been forced to wait outside of a grocery store or another essential establishment while security guards wait for the total number of people inside to go down. This is a strategy that could be implemented when it is time to vote.
One thing is for sure: the political debate over mail-in voting and its potential effectiveness is sure to rage on. The summer months are going to be filled with contentious discussions. The Democrats have already made their feelings known. That’s why they are doing everything that they can to get the Republicans on their side. Good luck with that.
Disability is not going to be defined in a broad manner if the Republicans have anything to say about it. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht worries that voters are simply too tired to get up and drive to the polling places are going to be considered as disabled. This is not the time to start establishing definitions that are overly generous.
Primary runoffs are scheduled to take place in roughly six weeks. It is time for the parties to come together and come up with a plan. Allowing people to decide whether they are disabled or not is not exactly viable. Early voting is supposed to start by the end of next month. Time is of the essence and we hope that state governments are willing to make the right choices.