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Date: 3/9/2022
Subject: League of Women Voters Statement on Isabel Longoria's Resignation
From: Grace Chimene



For Immediate Release
March 9, 2022
 
For Information Contact:
Grace Chimene
512-940-9948
gchimene@lwvtexas.org
League of Women Voters of Texas and League of Women Voters of Houston
Statement on the Resignation of
Isabel Longoria, Harris County Election Administrator
Statement by Grace Chimene, President, League of Women Voters of Texas and Annie Benifield, president League of Women Voters Houston
March 8, 2022

"Yes, there were challenges in tabulating the votes in Harris County. The good news for voters is the normal post-election audit processes worked to track down the missing ballots and have those votes counted. We applaud the professionalism that the Harris County Election Administrator, Isabel Longoria, and her staff demonstrated during this very complicated and confusing election. That these challenges led to Ms. Longoria's resignation is unfortunate.
 
"The real tragedy is the confusion created by the new election law which caused a staggering number of mail ballot rejections. While the challenges faced by the Harris County election administration were resolved, voters all across Texas were disenfranchised due to the new election law when their applications to vote by mail and vote by mail ballots were rejected.  Because of this new election law,  too many voters were silenced during our primary elections."

The League of Women Voters is one of America’s oldest and most trusted civic nonprofit organizations. Formed in 1919, the Texas League represents more than 13,500 grassroots advocates and 34 local Leagues across the state. The League never supports or opposes candidates for office or political parties. The League encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League also seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to people 16 years and older. 

League of Women Voters of Texas: lwvtexas.org

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