NEWS RELEASE: Commissioner Ellis Condemns Gov. Abbott’s Decision Calling for State Investigation into County’s Midterm Elections

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Monday, Nov. 14, 2022

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis Condemns Gov. Abbott’s Decision Calling for State Investigation into County’s Midterm Elections

In response to Gov. Greg Abbott calling for a state investigation into allegations of improprieties in Harris County’s midterm elections, County Commissioner Rodney Ellis issued the following statement condemning the Governor’s decision: 

“Taking a page from Trump’s 2020 election subversion playbook, Governor Abbott and election deniers across Texas have laid the groundwork to cast doubt on Harris County’s midterm elections for over a year. Before votes were ever cast or counted, they weaponized partisan election probes, conspiracy theories, and anti-democracy laws like SB 1 to put this play into motion. The people rejected those tactics last Tuesday, and I’m confident that democracy will still win the day.”


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