Nearly half of mail-in voting applications in Travis County have been rejected due to new Texas voting law, clerk says

by— Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir is set to have a news conference on Jan. 18 to discuss the issue.

KUT Radio, Austin's NPR Station—Travis County clerk says half of vote-by-mail applications have been rejected due to new election law. The new state law requires that voters use the same ID to request a mail-in ballot that they used when they registered to vote.

CNN—New voting law leading to high rejection of mail-in ballot applications in Texas. Hundreds of mail-in ballot applications are being rejected in some of Texas's largest counties because of the new voting law passed by the Republican-led state legislature last year, according to multiple election officials.

the Guardian—Texas county rejects half of mail-in ballot applications amid new voter restrictions. Denied ballots follow trend across state after Republicans imposed new rules following Trump’s baseless fraud claims Election officials in the Texas county that includes the state capital, Austin, have rejected about half of applications for mail-in ballots, following new voting restrictions brought in by Republicans. The voter identification rules have led to the rejection of about half of the 700 mail-in ballots requested in Travis county for primary elections in March, according to the...