Harris County Democrats’ Statement on HCRP Elections Lawsuit
The Harris County Republican Party held a press conference Monday after filing a lawsuit against the Election Administrator’s Office related to the March 1 Primary election.
Harris County Democratic Party Chair Odus Evbagharu issued the following statement in response:
“We share concern about the issues that occurred during the primary election. We expressed this concern when the initial problems were uncovered, and we’ve stayed consistent on our position. Press conferences will not change that.
"We called for a post-election review of all processes — there has not been any skirting of party responsibility, and we have been completely transparent in our desire to dig into the details of what went wrong and identify how to make corrections moving forward. We continue to believe a thorough review of election processes is required. The County Elections Committee — made up of both party chairs, the county judge, the county clerk, and the county tax assessor — should provide the necessary oversight for this undertaking.
“Our ultimate goal is to restore confidence in the voting process and to assure voters we are doing our due diligence to make sure every vote is counted. We will look at every measure and take any action possible to instill confidence in the voting process with our voters and election workers.
“Unlike our Republican counterparts, Democrats have fought long and hard in our preservation of voting rights, and as voter protection champions we will continue to work to ensure every vote is counted and every voice is heard.
For Immediate Release
March 7, 2022
Contact: Elisa Rochford