Texas Attorney General said Trump would have won the state if the state hadn’t blocked mail-in ballot applications.
Former President Donald Trump would have lost Texas in the 2020 election if Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office had not successfully barred counties from mailing out applications for mail-in ballots to all registered voters.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harris County, which includes the city of Houston, planned to mail out applications for mail-in ballots to its 2.4 million registered voters. After facing action from Paxton’s office, the conservative Texas Supreme Court prevented the county from doing so.
“If we had lost Harris County, Trump would have won Texas by 620,000 votes. “We were able to halt every one of the 2.5 million mail-in ballots that they wanted to send out in Harris County, because they were all illegal,” Paxton told former Trump strategist Steve Bannon on Friday during the latter’s War Room podcast.
“Had we not done it, we would have been in exactly the same situation—we would’ve been on Election Day, I would’ve been watching on Election Night, and I knew it would’ve been Texas based on what was occurring in these other states. We’d both be in the same boat. We would have been one of those battleground states where ballots were counted for three days in Harris County, and Donald Trump would have lost the election,” the Republican official added.
In his statements to Bannon, the Texas attorney general mixed mail-in votes with mail-in ballot applications. Harris County did not attempt to mail real ballots to registered voters, instead sending out applications to request them if they so desired.
Trump won the normally conservative southwestern state by more than 600,000 votes, as Paxton pointed out. President Joe Biden received 46.5 percent of the more than 11.3 million votes cast in the state, while Trump received 52.1 percent. Prior to the election, polls predicted that Biden had a chance of winning the Republican state, which had not voted for a Democrat since 1976.
According to a 2020 study by Northern Illinois University of election rules in the United States, Texas is the most difficult state to vote in. While everyone over the age of 65 can vote absentee without an excuse in the state, individuals under the age of 65 must have a legitimate cause. This is a condensed version of the information.