Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation condemned the partisan actions of the Harris County Commissioners Court in suing the state over its decision to include the county in their next round of election audits. Instead of taking the audit as an opportunity to show the public that their elections are being run responsibly and lawfully, Harris County officials are playing politics with Texas elections.

“Random audits are essential to maintaining public trust in our elections, ensuring that the results from each county are legitimate and the elections are run according to state law,” said James Quintero, policy director for TPPF’s Government for the People initiative. “When election officials decide to play partisan politics, as Harris County has with this lawsuit, that trust is undermined. These partisan actors should quit playing politics, drop their lawsuit, and accept the audit as a necessary step to keep our elections secure.”