On Monday afternoon, a federal judge dismissed the Republican-led effort to throw out the nearly 127,000 ballots cast through Harris County’s drive-thru voting system during early voting, ruling that the plaintiffs lacked legal standing to have the votes invalidated.
Drive-thru voting was piloted during this summer’s July primary runoff election, and no GOP operatives cried foul back then.
Hotze and his allies filed two separate lawsuits against Hollins in federal and state courts over drive-thru voting in Harris County.
By the time the federal court case was filed on Wednesday, over 100,000 county residents had already voted via drive-thru at one of the ten Harris County polling places offering the service.
On Monday afternoon, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a statement celebrating Hanen’s ruling.