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Texas election chiefs face pressure to get details right after judge orders new election in close race

Some of the problems that prompted a judge to order a new election in a 2022 Harris County race occur often, especially in high-turnout elections, election officials said.

By Natalia Contreras, Votebeat and The Texas Tribune
180th District Court Judge DaSean Jones, right, with his attorney at the Harris County Civil Courthouse on April 1, 2024.

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Judge David Peeples, a visiting judge from Bexar County prepares to listen to arguments for a hearing about the November 2022 Harris County elections at Harris County Civil Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 in Houston.

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