Media release from the office of Speaker-designee Kirk Cox on November 22, 2017
Statement of Speaker-designee Kirk Cox on federal court case regarding House Districts 28 and 88
Speaker-designee Kirk Cox issued the following statement Wednesday after a federal judge denied a request from lawyers representing House Democrats seeking to prevent the Board from certifying the results in House Districts 28 and 88.
In the last two weeks, Democrats misled the public twice and lost three lawsuits. Their effort to litigate their way to victory is failing.
We appreciate the Court’s immediate attention and unequivocal ruling. Judge Ellis said directly that the Board should do its statutory duty and certify the election results. That will allow the process laid out in state law to proceed.
The quicker we can resolve potential recounts, the quicker we can begin governing. We’ve got a budget to balance, schools to improve, and an opioid crisis to fight, and we can’t do that in a courtroom.