Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a statement in response to an order from the U.S. District Court of San Antonio affecting the way state and county election officials execute their duties under state and federal law to maintain voting rolls. The Court heard evidence and arguments in this case on February 19, 20 and 25. The order prohibits county election officials from directly communicating with individual voters about their citizenship, and directs the Secretary of State to advise and direct local voting officials to obtain approval from the court before sending notice of examination letters or removing voters from registration. “While we appreciate the court’s acknowledgment that the Secretary of State took his actions in good faith, no state official violated any applicable law and there is no need for a federal court takeover of state activities. We are weighing our options to address this ruling and to continue making our case that ineligible voters should not vote and counties are free to continue to follow the law and keep their voter rolls clean.” Attorney General Paxton said. For more information, please see the Attorney General’s full statement here and the court order here.