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Election Integrity

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

AG Pax­ton Announces For­ma­tion of 2021 Texas Elec­tion Integri­ty Unit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the formation of his 2021 Texas Election Integrity Unit, which is a concentrated effort to devote agency lawyers, investigators, support staff, and resources to ensuring this local election season—which begins with early voting today, Monday, October 18—is run transparently and securely.

October 18, 2021 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Joins 23-States to Com­bat Fed­er­al Takeover of States’ Elections

In a letter to congressional leaders, Attorney General Ken Paxton and 22 other attorneys general warn that a reckless piece of legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill would essentially establish the U.S. Department of Justice as a national election czar dictating to states exactly how they must administer their elections.

September 14, 2021 | Press Release

Paxton’s Elec­tion Fraud Unit Makes Arrest

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's Election Fraud Unit arrested and booked Monica Mendez into the Victoria County Jail on June 23, 2021.

June 25, 2021 | Press Release

Fifth Cir­cuit Rules: Local Offi­cials Respon­si­ble for Enforc­ing State Elec­tion Law

Attorney General Paxton’s team convinced the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a Texas Democratic Party lawsuit trying to reinstate “pop-up” voting, where Democrats opened temporary polling places to benefit their voters at the expense of all Texans.  

May 10, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Issues Sanc­tions Against Perkins Coie

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered sanctions against Marc Elias and other attorneys at Perkins Coie.

March 12, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Fed­er­al Inter­fer­ence in State Elec­tion Law Vio­lates the Constitution

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a letter warning United States House and Senate leaders of Constitutional deficiencies within H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021,

March 05, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues Bat­tle­ground States for Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al Changes to 2020 Elec­tion Laws

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court.

December 08, 2020 | Press Release