Republicans’ latest attempt to nullify over 125,000 already expel votes in Harris County, Texas, was deserted by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen on Nov. 2, 2020.
The case, brought by regressive romantic Steven Hotze, Republican State Representative Steve Toth, congressional claimant Wendell Champion, authorised claimant Sharon Hemphill, and a Republican parties of Texas and Harris County, has mislaid one of dual prior authorised challenges.
Judge Hanen pronounced he deserted a box formed on a plaintiffs’ inability to denote they would be spoiled if a ballots from a drive-thru polling sites were counted. He combined that if he ruled on a incomparable complaints would have refused to reject ballots already cast. However, he pronounced a tents being used for a sites do not “qualify as voting inside a building” as compulsory by Texas choosing law.
Moreover, he pronounced if he were voting on Election Day, he would not use a drive-thru polling site for fear that his opinion competence be dynamic to be illegal.
The Republican plaintiffs have another box tentative before a U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. In his ruling, he systematic Harris County to say all a drive-thru voting annals — “just in box a 5th Circuit disagrees.”
Harris County Clerk Hollins told a Texas Tribune a drive-thru locations would be open on Election Day.
Judge Hanen ruled after conference from a plaintiffs andHarris County officials, as good as inhabitant voting rights groups and domestic groups that assimilated a county’s avowal that a drive-thru polling sites were authorised underneath Texas choosing law.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
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