Posted on · Former Judge Erin Lunceford is asking the court to require a new election in her contest against Judge Tamika Craft for Harris County’s 189th Judicial District Court. Craft’s attorneys attempted to have the case dismissed before calling their first witnesses.
Posted on · Republican voting officials Kay Tyner and Colleen Vera took the stand for the plaintiff, former Judge Erin Lunceford, in Lunceford’s election challenge lawsuit against Judge Tamika Craft. Lunceford is seeking a new election in Harris County’s 189th Judicial District Court.
Posted on · The lawsuit comes after last year's midterm election was plagued by multiple polling locations opening late and shortages of ballot paper, causing extensive delays for Harris County voters.
Posted on · The county is asking a court to stay Senate Bill 1750 before it can go into effect September 1. If the law is allowed to stand, Harris County will be forced to hand over control of elections to the county clerk with less than two months to go before early voting begins in the fall elections.
Posted on · Among the bills lawmakers passed during the regular session are a measure that will abolish the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office and another that will allow the Texas Secretary of State to impose “administrative oversight” of the county’s elections.
Posted on · Several Harris County polling locations ran out of ballot paper and had technical issues on Election Day. Some election judges of both parties blame staff layoffs and poor training of Election Day workers for making those problems worse.
Posted on · A five-month investigation by Houston Public Media found there were problems with Harris County’s elections that stretched over multiple years under the leadership of both parties, but little evidence that those problems may have tilted election outcomes.
Posted on · Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum says a new tracking system to cope with difficulties at polling sites will be in place in time for the May uniform elections.
Posted on · Senate Bill 823 would give the secretary of state the power to replace an appointed elections administrator, while SB 1750 would abolish the office of elections administrator in Harris County, handing its duties back to a pair of elected officials.
Posted on · Senate Bill 2 would make illegal voting a felony again. Other Republican-authored bills, filed in response to the 2022 Harris County general election, could cost Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum his job.
Posted on · Jim McIngvale, a Houston businessman and Republican political donor, has launched an information-gathering campaign asking voters to share their experiences during the recent midterm.
Posted on · The law suit alleges that the Harris County Elections Administration Office failed to turn over records and is refusing to turn over records that are "patently germane" to understanding what happened in the 2022 elections.
Posted on · Republicans are seeking fresh elections in nearly two dozen contests, alleging Election Day woes cost them thousands of votes, but a surge in Democratic registration and long-term demographic trends provide simpler explanations for GOP losses.
Posted on · Mealer says she decided to file the contest after reviewing the post-election assessment submitted by Harris County's Election Administrator Clifford Tatum.
Posted on · Nathan Beedle, misdemeanor trial bureau chief for Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, said state law explicitly mandated the steps she had to take once she received a request to investigate from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.