Settlement Ends Long ‘Motor Voter’ Fight

The state reached a settlement with plaintiffs seeking to bring it in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the relevant portion of which is commonly referred to as “Motor Voter,” ending nearly seven years of litigation. Under the...

White Challenging Miller and Other News for June 30

Rep. James White (R-Hillister) announced in an email to “Friends and Patriots” that he is challenging Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) in the Republican primary. White had previously hinted that he might run statewide following his announcement that he would not seek...

Early Voting and Special Election News for April 22

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of early voting, just over 11K people have voted in the CD6 special election, corresponding to roughly 2.4% of registered voters...

Ellzey Targeted by Cruz as Early Voting Continues

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. CD6 special: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has not endorsed a candidate to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington), but he has come out against Rep. Jake Ellzey...

Electors Vote for Trump and Other News for December 14

The 38 Texas presidential electors cast their ballots for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Trump won the state’s electoral votes by defeating President-elect Joe Biden, 52%-46%, in the general election. By a 34-4 vote, the electors passed a resolution...

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...