“I’m proud of the successful fight my office waged to defend Texas’ voter ID law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “With this major legal victory, voter ID requirements remain in place going forward to prevent fraud and ensure that election results accurately reflect the will of Texas voters. Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is a primary function of state government and is essential to preserving our democratic process.”
“The court rightly recognized that when the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5 last session, it complied with every change the 5th Circuit ordered to the original voter ID law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is essential to preserving our democracy. The revised voter ID law removes any burden on voters who cannot obtain a photo ID.”
The Texas Attorney General’s Office today defended the state’s Voter ID law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller presented arguments on behalf of the State of Texas before Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart and Judges Catharina Haynes and Nannette Jolivette Brown (USDJ-ELA).