Houston, Texas – Harris County filed a motion in the Texas Supreme Court seeking an emergency order to temporarily block Senate Bill 1750—which abolishes the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office—from going into effect. This filing comes after the Attorney General of Texas appealed a similar order issued by the Travis County District Court yesterday.
“Senate Bill 1750 violates the Texas Constitution because it abolishes the elections administrator's office in only Harris County and will never apply to another county. The law is set to go into effect in two weeks—we need the Texas Supreme Court to step in and protect the constitution,” said Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee. “This is a rare instance where nearly everyone involved agrees that we need the Texas Supreme Court to tell us whether a law violates the constitution. Harris County, our elections administrator, our Democratic elected officials, and our local Republican Party are all asking for an answer to the same question. I hope the Texas Supreme Court tells us whether this law is constitutional.”