Harris County drops lawsuit challenging new state law that eliminated its elections office

Harris County has dropped its lawsuit against the state, ending its challenge to a law that went into effect weeks ago eliminating the county’s elections office. The county had hoped to stop the measure Texas Republicans passed this year that abolished the Harris County elections administrator, an appointed position, and returned election duties to two elected officials, the county clerk and the tax assessor-collector. However, Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee on Wednesday called the case “moot” because the county was already forced to comply with the law starting Sept. 1. Jen Rice, Houston Chronicle. 

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