Criminal Justice

Crystal Mason’s contentious illegal voting conviction must be reconsidered, criminal appeals court says

Posted on · Mason said she didn’t know she was ineligible to vote when she cast a provisional ballot in 2016, but she was sentenced to five years. Now, the Court of Criminal Appeals says an appellate court that affirmed her conviction must look again at the evidence of Mason’s intent.

Politics

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.

Politics

Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee seeks Texas secretary of state documents over proposed election audit

Posted on · The announcement of an audit came just hours after Donald Trump publicly called on Greg Abbott to add it to the latest special legislative session agenda, leading critics to accuse state leaders of playing politics.