Midnight Order Bars Texas Republicans From Convention Hall (2)

July 18, 2020, 4:50 PM

The Texas Republican Party is back to Plan B.

After a last-minute legal victory Friday in a battle with Houston’s Democratic mayor, the GOP was ready to move thousands of delegates into the city’s convention center for a weekend gathering to choose its presidential electors, even as the coronavirus surges in the state.

Now, with a bar on the move from a federal appeals court posted shortly after midnight, the Republicans are stuck holding an online convention that has been beset by technical problems. The party will have almost no chance of access to the hall until the U.S. Court ...

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