Politics

Texas Lawmakers To Testify As U.S. House Oversight Committee Plans Hearing On Texas Voting Bill

Posted on · Three of the Democratic legislators who went to Washington, D.C., to deny the Texas House a quorum have been invited to detail their concerns at a specially called hearing on the contentious legislation that includes new restrictions on voting.

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Major Corporations Come Out Against Proposed Voting Restrictions In Texas

Posted on · Dozens of big companies, local businesses and chambers of commerce issued a statement reflecting the biggest pushback yet by the business community against Texas Republican efforts to further tighten the state's restrictive voting rules.

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In Push For New Texas Voting Restrictions, House Panel Sets Up GOP Faceoff Over Which Chamber’s Legislation Will Advance

Posted on · The House elections committee gutted the Senate’s priority voting bill and replaced it with language from the House’s preferred legislation, signaling a divide over which new restrictions will make it to the governor’s desk.

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Houston-Area Republican Who Helped Trump Campaign Challenge Joe Biden’s Win Will Lead Election Work In Texas House

Posted on · State Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, was named chair of the House Elections Committee months after traveling to Pennsylvania to help the Trump campaign challenge the results of the 2020 election.

Election 2020

Texas Sues Harris County To Stop It From Sending All Voters Applications For Mail-In Ballots

Posted on · The Texas secretary of state had threatened the legal action last week, but Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins indicated he would not drop his effort to send out absentee ballot applications to more than 2 million registered voters.

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In Texas, USPS Woes And State Deadlines Could Leave Voters Without Enough Time To Return Mail-In Ballots

Posted on · In Texas' major counties, almost 99% of mail-in ballots were counted during the July primary runoff election, a Tribune analysis shows. But election officials say postal service disarray and a record number of requests mean people should ask for their absentee ballots well before November's Election Day.