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."