Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court leaving the state’s Voter ID law in effect:

“Texas enacted a common-sense law to provide simple protections to the integrity of our elections and the democratic process in our state,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “We appreciate the Supreme Court allowing the law to remain in effect at this time and look forward to defending the merits of our case in front of the entire Fifth Circuit next month.”