FGA Files Amicus Curiae Legal Brief in Support of Texas Commonsense Election Reforms

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Naples, FL—Today, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) filed an amicus curiae legal brief with the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in support of Texas and its commonsense election integrity law, Senate Bill 1 (SB 1). 

Texas passed SB 1 in September to implement several election reforms aimed at striking a proper balance between making it easy to vote, but hard to cheat. In response, a group of left-leaning plaintiffs filed a myriad of lawsuits aimed at undermining the efforts of the Texas legislature. This group of plaintiffs has attacked similar election reform laws passed in other states. Given the national implications of this case, and the massive resources being poured into these lawsuits by those who oppose any effort to promote election integrity, FGA has entered the fight on the side of Texas.

FGA’s brief argues for the dismissal of the lawsuits based on their failure to provide the court with sufficient facts that support their claims. The brief also explains the clear misapplication of the law that the plaintiff provides. 

“SB 1 is the Texas legislature’s entirely constitutional and lawful effort to improve voting laws in the state, in order to promote free and fair elections,” said Chase Martin, Legal Affairs Director at FGA. “FGA applauds the Texas legislature and Governor Abbott for passing these reforms, and we stand ready to continue to help states across the country as they defend their constitutional right to pass commonsense election integrity laws.”

Frivolous lawsuits and extensive federal overreach threaten states’ ability to regulate their own elections. FGA continues to support states that pass commonsense election integrity reforms that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. 

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