"Vote your conscious." — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who withheld his endorsement from Donald Trump as he addressed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
"This measure is in no way against democracy, the law and freedoms." — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after declaring a three-month state of emergency following a botched coup attempt last weekend.
"It's a great day for civil rights across America, and it's a critically important achievement for voters throughout Texas who have as of late been routinely mistreated by state leaders." — Houston attorney Chad Dunn after a federal appeals court ruled that Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections.