By the time Election Day rolls around on Nov. 6, the voting process in Texas will have been litigated from every possible angle, leaving no room at all for new lawsuits.OK, that's an overstatement. Nothing is out of reach for a political fight in Texas. Still, this year's party primaries and the coming general election have generated more than their share of courtroom action, from redistricting to voter ID to voter registration and now to what should be done about voters who might, only might, be dead.Redistricting and voter ID have been through high-level federal courts and are pretty much settled for now. There are still some arguments about how to properly conduct voter registration campaigns, but they're about to be moot as the Oct. 9 registration deadline approaches.The fight about potentially dead voters is very much alive. It could end up keeping some nondead people away from the polls.That's bad. We have too few voters already, and we shouldn't discourage any of them.The fight is over the Texas secretary of state's attempt to enforce a law passed by the Legislature last year. It requires that voter registration lists be checked against a Social Security Administration list of people who have died or may have died.But the Social Security Administration can't guarantee the accuracy of its list. So the comparison with voter rolls produces some "weak matches," many of whom are not dead and have every right to vote.Voter registrars across the state have sent thousands of letters to maybe-dead people, including 4,000 in Tarrant County. Those who are not dead were given 30 days to respond (by Oct. 9, the same day as the voter registration deadline) or be considered dead.Dead people should be removed from the voting rolls. Those who have not been confirmed dead should not.A state district judge in Austin has temporarily blocked enforcement of the requirement that "weak match" voters who don't respond to letters be removed from registration rolls. Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked that the block be removed, and a hearing is set Oct. 4.There'll be time after the election to figure out the best way to deal with people whose death is not confirmed. Failure to respond to a letter in 30 days is not confirmation of death.