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Examining Early Voting Issues in Harris County, Plus Russia-Ukraine Tensions abroad

Today, we focus on two big stories, one local and one global: the current primary election happening right now, and the growing tensions among Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S.

Early voting for the March 1 primary began Feb. 14 and ends Feb. 25.

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Two news stories are capturing our attention these days:

Early Primary Voting here in Harris County and the mounting concerns along the border between Russia and Ukraine – both stories worthy of our attention.

Today, we start with understanding the implication of the new rules and regulations surrounding our voting here in Texas. Some would say there is a problem, others would say the rules are working.

Bottom line – are all legal voters who wish to vote able to cast a primary ballot during the current early voting period? And what could all this mean for the upcoming November elections?

Then we shift focus to a current global hot spot – the Ukrainian boarder. What can we expect in the upcoming days and weeks? What does Russia want? And what is the reality of the situation?

Guests:

Isabel Longoria

Richard J. Stoll

  • Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science, Rice University
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Political Science Department
  • Director of the Managerial Studies program
  • Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk.

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