Ah, Texas!

Texas Voters Who Contract COVID Before Election Day Will Need A Doctor’s Note To Vote Absentee

Gotta give our National Lab for Bad Policy bonus points for coming up with a new way to make voting in a pandemic even harder:

In Texas, any registered voter with a qualifying disability can request an absentee ballot simply by checking a box on a form up until 11 days before the election — this year, that deadline was Oct. 23. But if voters contract the coronavirus or become otherwise medically unable to vote after that date, they can’t self-certify that they need an absentee ballot. Instead, they need a doctor’s note with specific language stating they have “a sickness or physical condition” that prevents them from voting in person.

It’s not just the timing, of course, but you would have to make an appointment with your doctor and pay for a visit, so… isn’t that a poll tax?

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7 Responses to Ah, Texas!

  1. roket says:

    This rule only applies to Democrats, right?

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    roket – you are correct, but then it goes without saying that no one but panty-waisted Dims would be so weak as to make that request. Your staunch Rethuglicon, OTOH, would go through hell AND high water to get to a polling place, even to being pushed there on a gurney death-bed to cast their vote in person.

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  3. R White says:

    These types of shenanigans wouldn’t keep happening if someone, anyone would just occasionally go and knock Abbott out of his chair for measure thus reminding him that god doesn’t love him.

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  4. tengrain says:

    Grain raises hand

    “Me! Me! MEE! Call on Me!”

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  5. Frank McCormick says:

    This is not new. Only the disabled and those over 65 have EVER been able to vote absentee in Texas.

    Surprisingly, the accommodations for in person voting have been very generous with three weeks of early voting. However, they were put in place by Texan Republican leadership at a time when Texas was still supposed to be solidly red.

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