Federal Judge Contradicts Trump, Rules For Mail-In Ballots

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.

“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, President 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.”

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