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A group of plaintiffs who had sued to to expand mail-in voting in Texas due to coronavirus have asked the state appeals court to dismiss the case, the Texas Tribune reports.


The request comes after, in a separate case, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that lack of immunity to coronavirus is not a valid reason to qualify for a mail-in ballot.

The group of plaintiffs had previously convinced state District Judge Tim Sulak of Travis County that susceptibility to the coronavirus counts as a disability under state election law and is a legally valid reason for voters to request mail-in ballots. A panel of the 14th Court of Appeals of Texas let that ruling stand, rebuffing Attorney General Ken Paxton's effort to have the ruling put on hold while he appealed it. The Texas Supreme Court then put it on hold.

Legal challenges in the federal court system remain active, according to the Tribune.

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