Houston Matters

Election investigation, and fighting antisemitism (Nov. 17, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced she is launching an investigation into alleged irregularities at polling places on Election Day. And we discuss what's being done to address antisemitism in Houston.


Election officials say Texas’ new ID rules for voting by mail could cause more ballots to get rejected

Posted on · The requirement is part of Texas' new voting law, Senate Bill 1. A provision of the law requires that the ID number on the application for a vote-by-mail ballot, as well as the ballot itself, match the ID number a voter used to register to vote.


Texas election officials blame new voting law for rise in rejected mail-in ballot applications

Posted on · All over the state, county officials report they’re rejecting hundreds of applications for mail-in ballots, an issue several attribute to recent election law changes championed by state Republicans.


First part of Texas’ 2020 election audit reveals few issues, echoes findings from review processes already in place

Posted on · An initial review of four counties’ election results — launched after pressure from former President Donald Trump and touted by GOP leaders — showed few discrepancies between electronic and hand counts of ballots in a sample of voting precincts.