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Paxton legal opinion giving public immediate access to ballots jeopardizes election security and invites lawsuits, experts say

Attorney general’s opinion invites lawsuits over long-established ballot security and sets up election officials for possible criminal charges.

By Jessica Huseman, Votebeat
Boxes of ballots from the 2020 GOP primary elections sit in the room where an election integrity group will recount the votes at the Tarrant County Elections Administration building in Fort Worth on July 22, 2022. Ballots become public records after 22 months, granting this group access to review the votes from this primary election, and eventually, the general.

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