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Election Integrity

Office of the Attor­ney Gen­er­al Stays Travis Coun­ty Court’s Rul­ing Against Cru­cial Elec­tion Law By Fil­ing Direct Appeal to Texas Supreme Court

The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) today filed a Notice of Accelerated Interlocutory Appeal directly to the Texas Supreme Court under Texas Government Code section 22.001(c) in Harris County v. State of Texas et al.

August 15, 2023 | Press Release

Fed­er­al Court Issues Opin­ion Allow­ing Texas Law That Pre­vents Vot­er Fraud to Stand and Take Effect

Attorney General Paxton has secured another major victory for election integrity after the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in favor of Paxton and a Texas law aimed at securing our elections.  

November 17, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Inves­ti­gates Poten­tial Vio­la­tions of State Law by Zucker­berg-Backed Cen­ter for Tech and Civic Life

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to the Center for Tech and Civil Life (CTCL) as part of an investigation to determine whether the nonprofit solicited donations under the pretext of protecting voters from Covid-19 while instead using the funds to support partisan electioneering efforts or election oversight roles normally left to state and local officials. 

November 10, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Slams Biden’s Exec­u­tive Order Designed to Use Tax­pay­er Funds to Aid the Left in Future Elections

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Louisiana-led coalition in sending a letter to Joe Biden demanding that he rescind Executive Order (EO) 14019, which gives federal agencies unprecedented power to influence the electoral process.  

October 10, 2022 | Press Release

Fed­er­al Court Grants Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton and Sec­re­tary of State Scott a Major Win for Elec­tion Integrity

The New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided with Attorney General Paxton and Secretary of State John Scott after several groups attempted to sue Secretary Scott for information about efforts to ensure that non-U.S. citizens are not voting in Texas elections. 

October 06, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Releas­es AG Opin­ion to Pro­mote Elec­tion Integri­ty, Transparency

Attorney General Paxton released an opinion that outlines the formal process for a legislator or a member of the public to inspect or obtain copies of Texans’ anonymous voted ballots.

August 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Suc­cess­ful­ly Pros­e­cutes Woman Who Pleads Guilty to 26 Felony Counts of Vot­er Fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his office’s latest election integrity prosecution in Victoria County. Monica Mendez of Port Lavaca pleaded guilty to 26 felony counts of voter fraud, including three counts of illegal voting, eight counts of election fraud, seven counts of assisting a voter to submit a ballot by mail, and eight counts of unlawful possession of a mail ballot.

June 17, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Helps Secure Fair and Safe Elec­tions for Gregg County

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Shannon Brown and his wife, Marlena Jackson, each pleaded guilty to one count of election fraud, a Class A misdemeanor, for their role in illegal vote harvesting in the March 2018 Gregg County Democratic Primary election, where Brown was elected Gregg County Commissioner, Precinct 4 by just five votes.

January 25, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Asks Court of Crim­i­nal Appeals to Reverse Its Deci­sion Strip­ping OAG of Author­i­ty to Stop Elec­tion Fraud

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a Motion for Rehearing with the Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday requesting it reconsider its recent decision to strip the Legislature of its power to assign the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) authority to prosecute criminal election law violations.

January 03, 2022 | Press Release