Democrats File Second Lawsuit Seeking Mail-ballot Clarity

The Texas Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit today (Tuesday) seeking increased access to ballot-by-mail voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The party filed a similar lawsuit in state court on March 20. A hearing in state district court is scheduled for April...

Despite Last-minute Drama, Wisconsin Primary Remains On

Despite consistently saying he lacked the authority to do so, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued an executive order postponing tomorrow’s (Tuesday’s) primary election until June 9. Legislative leaders said they would challenge the order. The state supreme court, on...

Federal Fundraising Period Ends Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Today (Tuesday) was the last day of the campaign finance period for federal candidates and officeholders. April quarterly reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 13 and March 31 for most filers. Reports for Officeholders not...

Election Update for March 30

We’ve been asked if there is any polling about the government’s response to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 with relevance to the general election. It’s probably still too early to tell, and there isn’t much political polling going on (at least that’s publicly...

Waco Presses for May 2 Election and Other News for March 25

Waco, Midway ISD and Waco ISD have told the McLennan Co. elections office they plan to go forward with holding their general elections on May 2. Elections Administrator Kathy Van Wolfe advised the jurisdictions to delay the election to November and that her office may...

Abbott Postpones Runoffs to July 14

Gov. Greg Abbott has postponed the May 26 primary runoff elections to July 14. Holding the election in May “would cause the congregation of large gatherings of people in confined spaces and force numerous election workers to come into close proximity to others,...

Vela Out of SD14 Race and Other Brief News for March 17

SD14 special: Attorney Chito Vela III announced he would not seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Auston) and would instead run for Austin council if council member Greg Casar vacates his seat to run for SD14. Casar would automatically resign from the...