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Key Questions for Abbott at Today’s Press Conference

(TEXAS) – Yesterday, President Trump responded he would “have to see what happens” when asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election.

Texas HDC Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following response:

“All elected officials, regardless of party, must denounce the president’s remarks. You either side with the president or you side with the Constitution.”

Today, Gov. Greg Abbott is hosting a press conference to discuss public safety. Despite the topic he’s set for the event, we hope he is called to answer the following critical questions.

  1. Do you denounce the President’s comments from yesterday?
  2. Will you honor the results of the elections in Texas, and fight back against any federal interference from the Trump Administration to discredit the results of mail-in ballots?
  3. According to recent reporting, Trump’s legal team is looking at ways for states’ electors to defy the will of the popular vote, especially in states with a Republican legislative majority. In 2017, two of Texas’ electoral voters cast ballots for Governor John Kasich and Congressman Ron Paul, instead of President Trump. At the time, Gov. Abbott called it a “charade” and Dan Patrick called it a “slap in the face.” Regardless of the result, will you stand by the will of voters?

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The Texas House Democratic Caucus, which is composed of all Democrats in the Texas House, serves as the group’s membership services and logistical arm, and works to support House Democrats with communications, policy, and legal resources. Chaired by Rep. Chris Turner (D – Grand Prairie), the Caucus is focused on fighting for real solutions for all Texans.

For questions regarding the information in this release, please contact press@texashousedems.com.

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