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Right-Wing Judge Slaps Down GOP Attempt To Invalidate 100,000 Ballots

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas slapped down a case brought by a group of Republicans to throw out more than 100,000 ballots already cast in the state.

He ruled that the plaintiffs in the case, including Republican candidates for office and a Republican in the Texas legislature, did not have standing to challenge the ballots cast at a drive-through location. That means they haven't demonstrated that they have passed a the legal threshold for demonstrating that they have experienced the specific kind of harms necessary for the judiciary to consider their arguments and potentially offer a remedy.

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Texas Supreme Court Rejects GOP Scheme To Toss 127,000 Ballots

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune

A legal cloud hanging over nearly 127,000 votes already cast in Harris County was at least temporarily lifted Sunday when the Texas Supreme Court rejected a request by several conservative Republican activists and candidates to preemptively throw out early balloting from drive-thru polling sites in the state's most populous, and largely Democratic, county.

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