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Election Integrity

AG Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Urg­ing SCO­TUS to Ensure Secu­ri­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia Vot­ing Process

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 10 state attorneys general in an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to grant writ of certiorari and reverse a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowing mail-in ballots to be received three days after Election Day, even without postmarks.

November 10, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Poll Watch­ers Must Be Per­mit­ted to Observe Bal­lot Counting

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief in the Texas Supreme Court arguing that under the Texas Election Code, county election officials must permit poll watchers to observe the counting of ballots.

November 08, 2020 | Press Release

Lime­stone Coun­ty Social Work­er Charged With 134 Felony Counts Involv­ing Elec­tion Fraud

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his Election Fraud Unit assisted the Limestone County Sheriff and District Attorney in charging Kelly Reagan Brunner, a social worker in the Mexia State Supported Living Center (SSLC), with 134 felony counts of purportedly acting as an agent and of election fraud.

November 06, 2020 | Press Release

Poll Watchers/​Workers May Per­form Duties With­in 6ft of Others

The Office of the Attorney General has received reports of poll watchers being dismissed for not maintaining more than six feet of social distancing from voters or election workers. Dismissing poll watchers for this reason is inconsistent with guidance issued by the Secretary of State, and may constitute a violation of the Texas Election Code.

October 31, 2020 | Noteworthy

Texas Supreme Court Revers­es Third Court Order, Pre­serves Gov­er­nor Abbott’s Order on Bal­lot Drop-Off Locations

Today, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed a Third Court of Appeals ruling and dissolved a district court injunction challenging Governor Greg Abbott’s order, which allows counties to have only one ballot return location during early voting.

October 27, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton State­ment on Project Ver­i­tas Uncov­er­ing Orga­nized Elec­tion Fraud in Bexar Coun­ty, Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the organized election fraud scheme exposed in today’s Project Veritas video is already under review by investigators from his Election Fraud Unit.

October 27, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Grants Stay Pro­tect­ing Elec­tion Fraud Pre­ven­tion Measures

Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for granting a stay that preserves critical anti-fraud provisions in the Texas Election Code.

October 19, 2020 | Press Release

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