Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“One group of executive branch officials argued with another at the Texas Supreme Court today while the Texas Democratic Party, civil rights organizations, and voters were shut out of the hearing.
“One thing is clear, Texas law does not clearly and explicitly require citizens to endanger their health to vote. The Texas Supreme Court should stop Ken Paxton from trying to make criminals of people who simply wish to vote safely. In the meantime, the federal courts should continue to ensure that the U.S. Constitution continues in force in our state.
“The Texas Democratic Party will not stop protecting the health and safety of all voters.”