If the grant to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Round is an order of the Republican Abbott, it will stand until the Court considers the State’s decision to stay in its qualifications.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the emergency motion Saturday. The district filed an appeal pending a stay of the court order.
A statement from his office said the proposal seeks to ensure that eligible voters submit their ballots to an early voting clerk’s office to ensure ballot security.
“The district court’s order undermines our election security, disrupts the democratic process, and leads to voter confusion. It can not stand,” he told a Paxston news release. “Mail-in votes are particularly vulnerable to fraud. The security of their security must be ensured, and my office will continue to fight for safe, free and fair elections.”
Early voting in Texas begins Oct. 13.