RPT State Chairman Steve Munisteri announced today that the state party has committed a minimum of $10,000 to the Dan Neil election contest in a show of support for Neil’s contest.

“Our office has been in close contact with the Dan Neil legal team led by former Party counsel Donna Davidson. I have reviewed the evidence developed so far and am convinced that there are sufficient irregularities in the vote to warrant an effort by Dan Neil to seek redress with the Texas House of Representatives. The Republican Party of Texas pledges to assist Dan Neil in his fight to ensure that every vote is counted. It is apparent that the County Clerk made serious errors by sending out the wrong ballots, by counting Democrat ballots from overseas but not those of Republicans, and then re-voting for Republicans without their knowledge. There is also been information developed which indicates that a possibility that deceased persons may have voted. In addition, a large number of felons voted, approximately 1900, some of whose eligibility are in question. We are confident that at the end of the day, that if all votes are counted, that Dan Neil will be the winner of the race. It is the hope of the Republican Party of Texas that the Texas House will take appropriate action by either declaring Dan Neil the winner outright, or at the very least, ordering a new election.