Stories tagged: "Texas"


Voter ID laws mostly serve to disenfranchise voters rather than prevent voter fraud (which is less common than getting struck by lightning).
Voter ID Laws Don’t Stop Fraud, They Stop Voting

Texas, Georgia, and 33 other US states have voter ID laws in place for the 2020 election. They don't stop voter fraud, but they do prevent thousands of registered voters from casting ballots.

A Trump-appointed appeals court judge has sided with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to limit absentee ballot drop-off locations across Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
Trump-Appointed Judge Rules to Make It Harder for Voters to Drop Off Ballots in Texas

The appeals court upheld Gov. Greg Abbott's rule that limited each Texas county to one absentee ballot drop-off location. The governor's move was criticized as a voter suppression tactic.

‘They’re Just Changing the Rules’: LULAC Sues Texas Governor for Closing Ballot Drop-Off Boxes

"The Republicans have tried every tactic in the book to suppress votes. They are just changing the rules, which is going to confuse people," a lawyer at LULAC said.

“I’m Sick and Tired of My Community Being Taken Advantage of”: Why This Mexican American Wants You to Vote

"There's this misconception that Latinos are not involved in the political process, or that in our culture, we don't talk about [politics], but we're trying to change that."

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COVID-19 Pandemic Isn’t Enough to Vote By Mail If You’re Under 65 in Texas

Judges rule 2-to-1 that the state can require an "official" excuse beyond avoiding coronavirus for people under age 65 to vote by mail.

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EXCLUSIVE: New Poll Shows Texas Democrat Donna Imam Only Six Points Behind Rep. John Carter

A new poll finds incumbent Texas Republican Rep. John Carter leading Democratic challenger Donna Imam by only six points.

This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Hurricane Laura churning in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Forecasters say Laura is rapidly intensifying and will become a “catastrophic” Category 4 hurricane before landfall. (NOAA via AP)
Time Is Running Out: Hurricane Laura Now a Category 4 With Landfall Less Than 12 Hours Away

Texas and Louisiana brace for a catastrophic landfall and devastating storm surge as the monster storm continues to strengthen.