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New GOP election scheduled for July after missing ballots in 2 counties

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AMARILLO, Texas -

News release:

Seventh Court of Appeals Justice Larry Doss today announced that after close of business on April 30, an appellate court unanimously upheld the findings and order of a district judge who ordered a new election in the Republican primary for Justice, Seventh Court of Appeals.

The Seventh Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court that hears cases for a 46-county region of the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas.

Following the Super Tuesday elections on March 3, 2020, it was discovered that more than 1,200 citizens in two counties were unable to vote in the Seventh Court of Appeals election because the race had been omitted from their ballots.

After a district judge ordered a new election to take place, consistent with the Texas Election Code, Dosss opponent, Steven Denny, brought an appeal to urge the Court of Appeals to disregard the disenfranchised voters.

The appellate courts 3-0 decision affirms the judgment on all grounds and upholds the citizensright to vote, consistent with the U.S. Constitution and the laws of the State of Texas.

The new election is scheduled to take place on July 14, 2020.

In reacting to the news of the courts decision, Justice Doss said, It has been an expensive and time-consuming legal fight, but every voter is important. I am pleased that every voter will now have an opportunity for their voice to be heard, and I look forward to the election in July.

Doss was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott in November 2019 to serve as Justice on the Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas to replace Justice James Campbell, who retired last fall.

Doss has 20 years of appellate experience and is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

For more information, contact Larry Doss at (806) 773-3969. For more information on Justice Larry Doss’ election campaign, see www.dossfortexas.com.

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