Posted on · The firings and any other “adverse employment action” resulted from the top aides’ “own misconduct, lack of competence, and/or disloyalty to the Office,” attorneys for the state agency wrote in a new filing Monday.
Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block the battleground states from casting "unlawful and constitutionally tainted votes" in the Electoral College. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, experts say.
Posted on · Texas argues the entire law must fall after Congress zeroed out one critical provision. Several justices seemed unconvinced.
Posted on · This year proved another disappointment for Texas Democrats, who underperformed the high expectations they had set for themselves, particularly in a hotly contested battle for dominance in the Texas House.
Posted on · Paxton should be tried for felony securities fraud charges in his hometown of Collin County, a Harris County judge ordered, reversing a decision that the state’s top lawyer should not face a jury in the North Texas region where he and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, are deeply connected in political circles.
Posted on · In a bitterly contested election overlaid with the fears and risks of an uncontrolled pandemic, Harris County has become a case study in raw politics and partisan efforts to manipulate voter turnout.
Posted on · Civil rights groups and voting advocates had argued the restriction would disproportionately impact low-income voters, voters with disabilities, older voters and voters of color in Democratic counties.
Posted on · The aides are doubling down on accusations they made last week to law enforcement that Paxton had committed crimes including bribery and abuse of office.
Posted on · Among the documents Paxton released Wednesday was a June 10 referral from the Travis County district attorney’s office, which asked the attorney general’s office to investigate a complaint that appears to come from Nate Paul.
Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court ruled against several GOP officials who pushed to keep early voting to a two-week period during the pandemic.
Posted on · The elections administrator for the county, Texas' most populous and a critical stronghold for Democrats, has already sent the applications to voters 65 or over. The GOP Texas Supreme Court ruled he may not send them to the rest of the county's 2.4 million registered voters.
Posted on · Paxton issued a statement refusing to step down after U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a former top aide, publicly called for his resignation.
Posted on · Seven senior officials said in a letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE that they have reason to believe Paxton is violating the law.
Posted on · The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.
Posted on · Harris County, the state’s most populous and a major Democratic stronghold, had designated a dozen locations where voters could deliver their own ballots — and already began collecting them this week.