AUSTIN –?Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following
statement today following the grant of an administrative stay by the Fifth
Circuit Court of Appeals of an order issued Friday by a U.S. District Court
which blocked a Texas’ law that eliminates straight-ticket voting.
“I commend the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
for granting our request for an administrative stay. I will not stand by when
the integrity of our election process is threatened. The 2020 general election
is already underway. Any changes to the process now could jeopardize the fair
and accurate administration of the election,” said Attorney General Paxton.
“Election officials across the state have taken the necessary precautions to
ensure that voters can vote safely, and I will continue to protect the
integrity of our elections.”