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Austin Lawyer Throws Another Gauntlet in Ride-Hailing Vote

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Aspiring plaintiff claims ballot language was confusing

Attorney Martin Harry has filed a lawsuit contesting the results of Proposition 1, a proposal to change Austin rules to better favor ridesharing companies—one that was rejected by voters last week—the Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday afternoon.

Filed in Travis County state district Tuesday, Harry's lawsuit contests the election’s outcome, alleging that ballot language was confusing and that voters didn't know what they were voting on.

According to the Statesman, Austin-based election lawyer Buck Wood said the suit was unprecedented, and he doesn't think Harry has a case.

Harry stated to the paper that he is not affiliated with Ridesharing Works for Austin, Uber, or Lyft.

In March, before the election, a ridesharing activist took a similar case, alleging confusing ballot language, to the Texas Supreme Court. The court refused to hear the case.

Austin lawyer filing challenge to Prop 1 election [AAS]

Texas Supreme Court Declines to Hear Ridesharing Case [Curbed Austin]