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Abbott, other Texas Republicans urge court to reverse ruling on voter fraud prosecutions

Added 01-26-22 08:57:02am EST - “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Lt. Gov.” - Thehill.com

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Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottO'Rourke 'not interested' in campaign help from politicians outside Texas Gerrymandering is putting US in Mad Max territory On immigration, President Biden needs a re-set MORE (R), Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) and Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) have urged the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reverse its ruling that Paxton cannot unilaterally prosecute voter fraud.

Both Abbott and Patrick issued separate statements on Tuesday criticizing the court for undermining their push for "election integrity," a move that critics have called voter suppression for minorities who tend to vote Democratic, according to The Dallas Morning News.

“Texas passed the nation’s strongest election-integrity law to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat, cracking down on voter fraud,” Abbott spokeswoman Renae Eze said in a statement, the Morning News reported.

Eze added that the attorney general is “Texas’ highest law enforcement officer [and] has constitutional authority to enforce that election-integrity law.”

In his statement, Patrick added that "we need checks at the state level to ensure that our elections are fair," arguing that the court was neglecting 70 years of legal precedent.  

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