The committee is made up of six Republicans and three Democrats and it ruled against Dan Neil and his lawyers claiming that they failed to establish clear and convincing evidence that the election should be overturned.
The next step is for Dan Neil to ask the full Texas House to formally decide the election contest on the House floor, or for Neil to concede the race to Rep. Donna Howard who is was seated on election day. Neil has said he will decide quickly on his next step.
Neil issued the follow statement through email after the hearing.
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us at the committee hearing today. The committee ruled that we had not met our burden of proof. I am going to consider our options and make a decision about how we will move forward.
It was a hard fight, and I am committed to ensuring that the Republican Party is strong and continues to grow.