Texas GOP sues Houston over convention cancellation

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July 09, 2020 - 2:55 pm
Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey

Colin Murphey / San Angelo Standard-Times via Imagn Content Services, LLC

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- The Republican Party of Texas has filed a lawsuit over the cancellation of its in-person convention in Houston next week.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston First Corporation, which operates the George R. Brown Convention Center, cancelled a contract Wednesday for the convention, which would have been held July 16-18.

"The Republican Party of Texas is seeking an injunction requiring the George R. Brown Convention Center to comply with the binding contract and is requesting a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing the city from restricting the convention’s events or using the virus as a pretext to cancel the convention," Chairman James Dickey said in a statement. “Our objective is that the courts will hear and rule in our favor in time to open up the George R. Brown Convention Center Monday morning so that we may safely begin our vital work in the electoral process.”

Harris County leads the state in COVID-19 cases, with nearly 24,875 active cases according to Wednesday data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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