SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Potentially Landmark Election Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a North Carolina case questioning whether state courts have the power to nullify legislative actions to regulate federal elections or draw congressional districts. Put another way, the case ponders whether a legislature can...

AP: 23K Absentee Ballots Couldn’t Be Counted

About one out of every eight absentee ballots cast in the March 1 primary election was rejected, according to a report by the Associated Press’s Paul J. Weber and Acacia Coronado. Nearly 23K absentee ballots were rejected, almost all of them because they did not meet...

Van Taylor Announces Resignation and Other News for March 2

Note: this report has been updated since we issued our breaking news alert. U.S. Rep. Van Taylor (R-Plano) announced he is resigning following confirmation of an extra-marital affair, which became public over the weekend. “About a year ago, I made a horrible mistake...

Primary Storylines to Watch on Election Day

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Texas voters will cast ballots in the first-in-the-Nation primary election of this mid-term cycle. Our live coverage of results and analysis will begin at about 7 p.m. CT and can be found at txelects.com/live. Here are some of the storylines we’re...

Early Turnout Crosses 2% and Other News for February 17

Early voting for the March 1 primary election continues through February 25. Statewide, early voting turnout was just over 2% of registered voters through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of the early voting period. Campaign Finance: Today (Thursday) was the...

Dems Aim to Register 2M Voters and Other News for June 8

The Texas Democratic Party announced a new $1.7M voter registration program, Project Texas, which aims to register 2M voters, which would be just about everyone who is eligible but not registered. The Democratic Party’s announcement included an estimate of 3M eligible...

Ray Seeks Rematch and Other News for May 24

Early voting is underway in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections. Tarrant Co. saw just over 7K in-person voters today (Monday), about two thirds of which are registered in Fort Worth. Just over 1K votes were cast by Arlington voters. Less than 3K people voted...