Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Mail-In Ballots In Texas, Says ‘Lack Of Immunity’ For CV a Physical Condition

Democrats are pushing strongly for an immediate transition away from traditional in-person voting to a vote-by-mail system in all 50 states ahead of the 2020 election amid the coronavirus.

Those efforts got a gigantic boost when former First Lady Michelle Obama and her celebrity-laden organization When We All Vote got involved.

Now, a federal judge has taken the opposite position of President Donald Trump by ruling in favor of mail-in ballots in the state of Texas, Fox News reported.

“The Court finds such fear and anxiety is inextricably intertwined with voters’ physical health,” wrote Judge Fred Biery in his opinion. “Such apprehension will limit citizens’ rights to cast their votes in person. The Court also finds that lack of immunity from COVID-19 is indeed a physical condition.”

However, Trump has been vocal in his opposition to mail-in ballots calling them “ripe with fraud.”

“It shouldn’t be mail-in voting,” Trump said previously. “It should be: you go to a booth and you proudly display yourself. You don’t send it in the mail where people can pick up. All sorts of bad things can happen … by the time it gets in and is tabulated.”

The Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is already planning on appealing the judge’s decision.

“The district court’s opinion ignores the evidence and disregards well-established law,” said the Lone Star AG in a statement, “We will seek an immediate review by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.”

Earlier this month, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order making his state the first in the nation to switch its November election to all-mail balloting amid the coronavirus.

Hillary Clinton is calling on all of the other states to follow Newsom’s lead and order vote-by-mail for November’s election.

Those efforts got a gigantic boost when former First Lady Michelle Obama and her celebrity-laden organization When We All Vote got involved.

Obama and her group — for the first time ever — will publicly support federal legislation put forward by Senate Democrats that would greatly expand access to mail-in absentee ballots for everyone as well as ensure up to three weeks of in-person early voting access ahead of an election.

Most do not have an issue with allowing legal citizens to vote, assuming they can prove their identity and are registered to vote in the area that they actually live in.

The issue with nationwide vote-by-mail is that it could potentially allow millions of inactive and possibly illegal votes to occur, which could have a huge effect on the outcome of the election.

This could be a disaster, according to at least one expert.

Government Accountability Insititute research director Eric Eggers says the Democrats’ plan for nationwide mail-in voting would send ballots to 24 million inaccurate and flawed voter registrations.

Eggers said nationwide mail-in voting would be wide open to fraud and abuse.

“The concern I have if we’re trying to mandate national mail-in elections — which by the way was part of the language that Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats inserted in the first version of the most recent stimulus package — would be that we have such massive problems with voter rolls in this country,” Eggers said. “So, now, are we going to be mailing ballots to people that authentically don’t exist and or are ineligible voters?”

Eggers said mail-in voting ensures voters associated with those flawed voter registrations would get the chance to vote in the 2020 presidential election.