STATE DEFENDS SYSTEM OF CHOOSING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS Posted in: Opinions Texas Deputy Solicitor General Matthew Frederick on Thursday, Feb. 6, defended the Electoral College system in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Frederick, arguing on behalf of Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, maintained that Texas’ method of appointing presidential electors is consistent ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!