REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS CHAIRMAN JAMES DICKEY ON SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS RULING IN RPT LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF HOUSTON, MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER, AND HOUSTON FIRST

AUSTIN, TX – Moments ago, the Supreme Court of Texas dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) on narrow technical grounds. RPT attorneys are currently at a court hearing in Harris County District Court. 

Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey: “We had hoped that the Supreme Court of Texas would recognize that the issue before it involved constitutionally protected rights flowing from our contract with the Convention Center and confirm that a contract cannot be breached for political purposes. We believe that Mayor Turner used his control of city-owned property to disenfranchise Republicans and attempt to deny them the opportunity to cast their votes for national delegates and electors in-person in Houston.

“At 9:30am this morning, the Republican Party of Texas began its court hearing in the Harris County District Court to compel the City of Houston to honor its contract. We await the ruling from that court. Regardless, we will have our Convention on time as scheduled. I am in Houston where the Temporary Committee meetings are starting in person. 

“There will be a call for a meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee to finalize our path forward when we have rulings on both of our cases. In spite of the obvious politically-motivated efforts of the Mayor to disrupt our convention, we will duly elect our national delegates and the Presidential Electors for our President Donald J. Trump on time as planned.” 

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