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Three Texas counties are suing the attorney general to get clarity on when the public can access post-election ballots

For decades, the attorney general’s office advised counties to keep ballots for 22 months after an election. Then Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion saying they could be quickly released to anyone who requested them.

By Natalia Contreras, Votebeat and The Texas Tribune
Election workers sort provisional ballots and forms from the polling centers at the Tarrant County Election Administration building in Fort Worth on November 8, 2022.

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