Texas judge orders new election after GOP lawsuit

By Olivia Smith | May 20, 2024

The nation

In a significant ruling, a Texas judge has sided with a Republican candidate who contested the outcome of a 2022 judicial race. 
 

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The judge has mandated a new election to be conducted in Harris County, the third-most populous county in the nation and a stronghold for Democrats, where Republican efforts have been ongoing to influence the voting process.
 

The lawsuit

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Tami Pierce

The lawsuit was filed by a Republican candidate, Tami Pierce, who lost the November 2022 judicial race for a criminal court judge position in Harris County to the Democratic incumbent, DaSean Jones, by a margin of 449 votes.