Texas — In the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic, it is crucial, now more than ever, that every Texan has the right to vote safely. It is the responsibility of the Texas government to ensure no person has to choose between the health of themselves and their family, and participating in the democratic process.
Texas College Democrats President Joe Cascino has joined as a plaintiff onto a lawsuit filed by the Texas Democratic Party to the Supreme Court of the United States to ensure every Texan is eligible to vote-by-mail.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals continue to deny mail-in voting by pushing the baseless theory that mail-in ballots are susceptible to voter fraud, despite numerous studies showing incredibly low rates of voter fraud and that mail-in voting benefits neither party over the other.
Texas is just one of seven states that limits mail-in voting for younger voters. The 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18, prohibits the government from using age as the basis to deny any citizen the constitutional right to vote. Such restrictions are unconstitutional. And, in the middle of a pandemic where many feel unsafe exercising their right to vote at the ballot box, no one should be denied their right to vote simply because they are under the age of 65.
TCD stands fully behind Joe and the Texas Democratic Party as they take their case to the Supreme Court.