Posted on · With talk of rigging and stolen elections, people are more concerned than usual about whether their vote will count. As part of our #TXDecides series, examining issues facing voters in the 2016 campaign, we explore the security of paperless electronic voting systems.
Posted on · In 2008, a strong turnout for Barack Obama swept Republican incumbents off the district court benches. A backlash against Donald Trump may bring a similar result in 2016.
Posted on · Naturalization rates for Hispanic immigrants have soared, driven in large part by long-time residents determined to vote against Donald Trump. But that may count for little if native-born Latino citizens, many of them millennials, stay home on Election Day.
Posted on · A largely pro-Clinton crowd turned up to watch the presidential debate at the Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown.
Posted on · Ogg, who lost to Republican Devon Anderson in 2014, calls for faster action on bail bond reform. She also blames the incumbent DA for a scandal involving the destruction of evidence, which has compromised hundreds of criminal cases.
Posted on · The Commerce Department is preparing to cede control of the Internet’s domain name system to an international non-profit group. Ken Paxton and three other state attorneys general argue that would violate the Constitution.
Posted on · Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart anticipates 1.4 million voters will cast ballots this year, up from 1.2 million in 2012. He warns people to expect long lines if they wait till the final day of early voting, let alone the last few hours of Election Day.
Posted on · Anderson is asking Harris County voters to give her another two years to implement criminal justice reforms, such as an overhaul of the bail system.
Posted on · Design firm Rigsby Hull and Latino activist group Mi Familia Vota are partnering with taco truck owners for a two-week registration drive.
Posted on · The Democratic vice presidential nominee held out hope for Texas Democrats, comparing their situation to his home state of Virginia when he first ran for statewide office.
Posted on · Forty-two percent of registered voters say they support Clinton, compared to 32 percent for Trump, in a four-way contest. But there’s little suggestion of a wave lifting Democratic challengers in down-ballot races.
Posted on · Texas will become the third state to pull out of the federal Refugee Resettlement Program over security concerns. The move won’t prevent refugees from coming to Texas, but it will force non-governmental organization to bear the cost of providing them with critical services.
Posted on · The former Houston city councilman and retired police officer said overcrowding at the jail threatens public safety, by draining resources that could otherwise pay for patrol officers and investigators.
Posted on · US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos today also ordered Texas to begin letting federal officials review drafts of voter outreach and education documents before being published.
Posted on · U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos found Texas’ voter education campaign is using misleading language that could discourage eligible voters from going to the polls.