(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Karin Crump, a state district judge in Austin, filed a GOP-led Texas Legislature that was going to control how the state’s elections are run in Harris County, which is the most populous county in the state and a Democratic stronghold.
Earlier this month, county officials filed a lawsuit against the law, which would have completely abolished a position that is responsible for overseeing the county’s elections. However, despite the success of the judge’s order, it did not last long, as on Tuesday, a day after it came out, the Texas Attorney General’s Office filed a notice that they would be looking to get an appeal through the Texas Supreme Court.
Republican lawmakers who have been pushing for this law have claimed that the election officials in Harris County have been mismanaging the elections. If they are successful, then the law will proceed with its scheduled date to take effect on Sept. 1. Democratic lawmakers have opposed this law, claiming that the Republicans were deliberately singling out a large county only because it was voting more Democratic in recent elections.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office put out a statement noting that the new law was going to help ensure that the elections in Harris County were managed properly and with accountability.
However, as Crump pointed out in her lawsuit, the law is only applicable to Texas counties that have over 3.5 million residents, and based on the language of the law, the only county that would fall under this law is Harris County, which has 4.7 million residents. According to the Texas Constitution, legislation cannot be passed if it is not uniform for the entire state.
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