The approval of the United States Court of Appeal for the fifth circuit means that Republican Abbott’s policy will remain in effect until the court examines the state’s motion for suspension.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an urgent suspension of appeal Saturday to block a district court order that would have allowed district officials to accept postal ballot papers served in an outbuilding or satellite office in the district.
The motion aims to require eligible voters to turn their ballots over to a single bureau for early voting in order to ensure the security of the ballots, its office said in a press release.
“The district court order is undermining our electoral security, disrupting the democratic process and will only cause confusion among voters. It cannot stand,”
The early voting in Texas begins October 13th.