The Texas Public Policy Foundation filed an amicus brief supporting the Public Interest Legal Foundation’s filing with the Texas Supreme Court asking the Court to order county election officials to follow the state’s voter registration laws and review reports of questionable practices including reports of non-citizens being registered to vote in Harris County.
“By failing to properly follow Texas law and perform the duties enumerated in their role, Harris County has been derelict in its duty to protect our most fundamental of rights, the voice of a citizen in how they are governed and who governs them,” said Francisco “Quico” Canseco, director of the Foundation’s Election Protection Project. “The importance of ensuring fair elections in Harris County warrants review and we commend the plaintiffs for filing this suit on behalf of all Texans.
“When states, through a state official, violate the legislatively enacted laws and allow non-citizens to vote, not only is the confidence of the citizenry shaken with doubt, but more egregiously, that state official, and the state are in violation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
“The Voter Registrar’s failure to cull those individuals who do not qualify to vote under Texas Election Code and allowing ineligible non-citizens to potentially vote, without proper review and removal disenfranchises all legitimate citizen voters.”