Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Statement by Attorney General Abbott on the U.S. Supreme Court's Denial of Project Vote's Appeal

AUSTIN--Last night the U.S. Supreme Court denied Project Vote's emergency request to block Texas from enforcing election integrity laws that were enacted to prevent voter-registration fraud. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of Project Vote's appeal:

"The Supreme Court's rejection of Project Vote's appeal is a victory for voter integrity and helps Texas prevent fraud in the voter-registration process. The partisan groups that challenged these laws were founded by and affiliated with ACORN - an organization that was notorious for voter-registration fraud. With this ruling, the court rejected these ACORN affiliates' attempts to circumvent election integrity laws and helped ensure that Texans can have confidence in the integrity of their elections."

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Supreme Court Ruling Denying Project Vote Appeal

Background:
- On September 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling staying the preliminary injunction issued by the lower court against the state's third-party voter-registration laws.
- On September 14, Project Vote filed an emergency appeal in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the high court to vacate the circuit court's stay.
- On September 25, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Project Vote's emergency appeal.