POSTED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:47am
UPDATED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:48am
AUSTIN, TX (ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OF TEXAS OFFICE) — the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected Project Vote’s challenge to the election-integrity measures passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by the Texas Legislature in 2011. The Texas Attorney General's office released the following statement from Lauren Bean, spokeswoman for the Texas Attorney General’s Office:
“The Attorney General’s Office is pleased that the courts have once again reaffirmed the Texas Legislature’s ability to adopt common-sense election laws that are designed to instill confidence in our electoral process and prevent election fraud. Decisions like this one are reminders that these cases are nothing more than political stunts that are brought by plaintiffs—who simply oppose election integrity on political grounds—and their lawyers, who seek to reap attorneys’ fees at the taxpayers’ expense.”
The appeals court’s opinion is attached as a PDF format.
|Voting for America CA5 Opinion (CLEAN).pdf ||475.27 KB|