A federal court in Houston is holding an emergency hearing Monday morning over a last-ditch effort by Republicans in Texas to toss out nearly 127,000 ballots in a Democratic-leaning county.

U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen will hear arguments on the bid by a quartet of Texas Republicans — three candidates and a conservative activist — to invalidate all ballots cast in Harris County at drive-through polling places. The GOP contingent is arguing that the process was an illegal expansion of a limited provision for curbside voting in state law.

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