As the Democrats continue to push for mail-in voting in November, they continue to run into push back. This time it comes from the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court recently rejected the request from Texas Democrats to allow the state's residents to vote by mail during the pandemic.
The denial is not the end of the ongoing battle over mail-in voting in Texas, but it remains a loss for Democrats who made the emergency ruling request while the original case is tied up at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor urged the lower court to consider the case “well in advance of the November election.” Voting by mail in Texas is generally limited to those 65 or older or those with a “sickness or physical condition” that prevents voting in person.
For months, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has fought expanding mail-in balloting during the pandemic, saying fear of contracting the virus is an insufficient reason. A federal judge in Texas sided with Democrats in May, but that decision is on hold pending appeal.
Shortly after the ruling, President Donald Trump, who has railed against mail-in voting, tweeted, "Big WIN in Texas on Mail-In Ballots!"
The thing that really bothers me the most of everything that's going on right now; the riots, the coronavirus, and the push for mail-in ballots for the election is the massive hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is something that I just cannot stand.
The riots are supposed to be people who want to fight fascism, promote the black community, and protest police brutality and killings. Yet, they are silencing anyone who doesn't share that view, they're killing black people, and they are terrorizing and harming more people than the police ever did.
The push by the Democrats for mail-in voting is supposedly because of the coronavirus and not wanting people to be out in large groups because they fear transmission of the virus. At the same exact time, they refuse to condemn the MASSIVE riots going on in various cities across the country.
They're worried about waiting in line, yet it was okay to wait in line for the funeral of John Lewis recently and pack the church to the gills. But we can't regularly gather for church or wait in line to vote.
Not to mention that the funeral was in Georgia and those who travel to Georgia are supposed to quarantine for two weeks after being there. I don't think Obama did that.