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AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Grants Stay Halt­ing Dis­trict Court Order, Secures Bal­lot Hand-Deliv­ery Locations

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement after the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay, blocking a district court order that purported to override Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation regarding mail-in ballot drop-off locations

October 13, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Appeal to Stop Har­ris Coun­ty Clerk from Unlaw­ful­ly Send­ing Mil­lions of Unso­licit­ed Mail-In Bal­lot Applications

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an appeal with the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, urging the court to prevent Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins from sending over two million unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to registered voters in Harris County, many of whom do not qualify to vote by mail.

September 12, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Elec­tion Fraud Pre­ven­tion Mea­sures Must be Upheld

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for granting an emergency stay defending critical anti-fraud provisions in the Texas Election Code and halting a district court’s order demanding the Texas Secretary of State issue a series of unlawful advisories directing local election officials not to enforce Texas law.

September 11, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Cor­rect­ly Upholds Texas Elec­tion Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision upholding vote-by-mail laws established by the Texas Legislature.

September 11, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Warns Brownsville Against Unlaw­ful Order Lim­it­ing Restau­rant Capacity

Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned the City of Brownsville against its invalid order limiting all restaurant capacity to less than 25 percent of total listed occupancy.

September 09, 2020 | Press Release