AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The attached video is about a separate lawsuit regarding mobile voting.
According to a press release by the Texas Democratic Party, it is requesting a declaratory judgment that allows all eligible voters who believe their health is in danger under the threat of COVID-19, the ability to cast their ballot by mail.
"The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy, and we must do everything we can to protect and expand that right," said Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa.
"We must do everything we can to guarantee access to the ballot box for individuals practicing social distancing and self-quarantining," said Hinojosa.
In his statement, Hinojosa said that current laws allow those with disabilities in to vote-by-mail in Texas, and the same rule should apply to the public now due to health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
"This lawsuit will allow any person who does not want to risk their health or that of their family’s during this coronavirus pandemic to vote by mail," said Hinojosa. “No Texan should have to worry about risking their health in order to exercise their right to vote. We must act before it's too late."
The full lawsuit can be found online.