Supreme Court Rejects Universal Mail-In Voting

Texas law does not violate the 26th Amendment.

Voting laws in Texas allow people to cast no-excuse absentee ballots only if they are age 65 or older. Plaintiffs in Texas argued that the Texas law violates the U.S. Constitution’s 26th Amendment that was passed in 1971 which says the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age.”

In September, a divided federal appeals court rejected the Constitutional claim, saying that Texas law did not make it more difficult for anyone to vote. They left open the possibility the law could be challenged as a violation of the Constitution’s equal protection clause.

Texas plaintiffs wanted the Supreme Court to force universal vote-by-mail in Texas, but the Supreme Court denied the appeal.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom and guidance for the justices on the Supreme Court as they accept, reject, or hear cases that involve the 2020 election.
  • For the state officials in the United States as the voting systems are evaluated to ensure the right of citizens to vote.
  • For the federal government as election reforms are considered.

Sources: Law360,, Newsmax


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