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Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, an Alabama native, were released from jail today after being arrested for contempt of court in Texas relating to his work with election integrity group True the Vote.

According to a United States District Court Southern District of Texas order, Engelbrecht and Phillips were granted an opposed motion for release from detention today.

Last week, a federal judge found Phillips and True the Vote Leader Engelbrecht in contempt of court for not giving up sources in an investigation into voter fraud. 

The pair had been gathering information and sharing details of their findings concerning alleged irregularities in the 2020 election. The sharing of this information led them into the Houston, Texas courtroom last week with U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt presiding.

Konnech Corporation, an election vendor, claimed in a lawsuit that True the Vote has been spreading slanderous rumors about the company and its CEO and that they went about gaining data on the company in an unlawful manner.

Engelbrecht said in a statement that "those who thought that imprisoning Gregg and I would weaken our resolve have gravely miscalculated."

"The right to free and fair elections without interference is more important than our own discomforts and even this detention, now reversed by a higher court," Engelbrecht said. "We are profoundly grateful for that. We will continue to protect and defend those who do the vital work of election integrity, and we will make sure that their findings become a matter of public record."

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email caleb.taylor@1819News.com.

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