Request for Laredo to hold new District 2 election filed in the Fourth Court of Appeals

Ricardo Rangel and Daisy Campos
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Published: Apr. 5, 2023 at 12:58 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - The legal battle continues in the Fourth Court of Appeals for the Laredo City Council District Two seat.

On Feb. 2, visiting Judge Susan Reed ruled that Ricardo Rangel won the 2022 election for the District 2 race and that all court and legal costs of the trial would be paid by Daisy Campos-Rodriguez.

Attorneys for Campos-Rodriguez have filed an appeal in the case.

On Mar. 30, Campos’ team filed an 84 page response, where her attorneys state Rangel did not win but tied with Campos based on the findings of the January trial and “necessitates a new election.”

In the end, her attorneys ask the Fourth court of appeals to “Reverse the trial court’s judgment, render judgement that the Nov. 8, 2022 election for the City Council, District 2, is void and remand the trial court with instructions to order the City of Laredo to order a new election.”

Rangel’s attorney released a statement on his client’s behalf saying:

Daisy Campos Rodriguez’s appellate brief finally concedes that she did not legally win the November 2022 election for Laredo City Council District 2, by either the election night count or the later manual recount. She also admits that she received at least ten illegal votes. Faced with the truth that she did not legally win, her only remaining option is to ask the appellate court for a new election. But Ricardo Rangel will confirm to the appellate court that he legally won the Laredo City Council District 2 election, that there is no reason for a new election, and that he should be allowed to take office immediately as the candidate chosen by the legal voters in District 2.

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