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Ken Paxton’s legal guidance on public access to ballots contradicts advice his office gave out just five days earlier

The Texas attorney general’s office sent multiple memos this summer instructing election officials to follow longtime precedent in securing ballots after elections. Then he changed his mind.

By Jessica Huseman, Votebeat
State Attorney General Ken Paxton looks into the crowd at his primary election results watch party in McKinney on March 1, 2022.

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