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Texas Republicans pressure court to reverse decision blocking attorney general from prosecuting election cases

Republicans from Gov. Greg Abbott on down are pressuring the all-GOP Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reverse a December ruling that gutted the attorney general’s power to go after election cases on his own.

State Attorney General Ken Paxton, right, speaks at a press conference at the Houston Recovery Center on October 26, 2021.

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Courts Politics State government Attorney General's Office Dan Patrick Greg Abbott Judiciary of Texas Ken Paxton Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals