Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Denounces Court Ruling That Fails to Protect the Right to Vote

July 20, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down Texas Voter ID Law, which establishes the types of photo identification election officials can and cannot accept at the polls:

"I am disappointed in this ruling that fails to protect the sacred right to vote and ensures only U.S. citizens have the right to participate in our electoral process. I am confident that Governor Abbott and our legislature will continue to develop a workable solution.”