By Fox News. The Supreme Court, for now, is staying out of a dispute over whether to allow greater mail-in voting in Texas because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The justices on Friday kept in place a lower court order blocking a request from state Democratic leaders to expand the mail option, at least while the case is being litigated.
“The application to vacate stay presented to [Justice Samuel Alito] and by him referred to the Court is denied,” the order said.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that “I do not disagree with the decision to refrain from addressing them for the first time here, in the context of an emergency application to vacate a stay of an injunction. But I hope that the Court of Appeals will consider the merits of the legal issues in this case well in advance of the November election.” . . .
Big WIN in Texas on Mail-In Ballots!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020
In May, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans put on a hold the ruling after a federal judge in San Antonio ruled that Texas must give all 16 million registered voters in the state the option of voting by mail during the pandemic. (Read more from “Supreme Court Sides With GOP Officials Over Mail-In Ballots” HERE)
Barr: Voting by Mail Will Lead to Fraud, ‘Counterfeiting’
By NBC News. . .In an interview with NPR, Barr was asked if he believes an election conducted mainly by mail can be secure.
“Personally, no. I mean, we just mailed out checks under this program. And what is it? I heard something like 20 percent or something were misdirected,” Barr said, referring to stimulus checks sent out by the federal government as part of a coronavirus relief package.
Barr said that he thinks the same thing can happen with mail-in ballots.
“I know things can happen like that,” he said. “Because I know people move, a very high percentage in the United States, people move all the time. And I also know that you can easily take things out of mailboxes.”
He added, “There’s so many occasions for fraud there that cannot be policed. I think it would be very bad. But one of the things I mentioned was the possibility of counterfeiting.” (Read more from “Barr: Voting by Mail Will Lead to Fraud, ‘Counterfeiting'” HERE)