Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is a primary function of state government and is one of my top priorities as Attorney General.
In 2011, I co-sponsored Senate Bill 14 which requires a person to show photo identification when voting. The bill passed the Texas House with 68% of the vote and bi-partisan support. To prevent fraud, government entities currently require photo identification at public libraries, to receive a passport, to qualify for a homestead exemption, and to pick up mail at a post office box – just to name a few examples. Photo ID is needed when visiting the U.S. Department of Justice and is even required at the Democratic National Convention. Voting, one of the most important of our democratic processes, should be no different.
And then in April of 2018, we successfully defended the Voter ID law against liberal lawsuits against our state! A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Texas’ law to defend voting integrity and Voter ID was preserved through the November elections.
— Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) August 27, 2013
Help us defend Voter ID!