Brief Election News for May 31

Correction: In our most recent report, we mangled the name of CD4 candidate Jason Ross by combining it with Gov. Greg Abbott (R). We regret the error and have corrected it online. State Conventions: The Texas Democratic Party kicks off its virtual state convention...

Pandemic Voting Guidelines Issued and Other News for May 26

The Secretary of State released guidance for in-person voting (PDF) for the July 14 runoff election. The “minimum recommended health protocols for all voters” directs voters, “to the extent feasible” to maintain social distancing, bring their own hand sanitizer,...

Endorsement, Confirmation and Other News for May 18

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) accused U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) of using a “racist dogwhistle” when the incumbent’s campaign referred to West as “Restful Royce.” A spokesperson for Cornyn’s campaign said there was no racist intent as the term was meant to mock...

Paxton Petitions Supreme Court Over Mail Ballot Eligibility

Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to compel the early voting clerks of Cameron, Dallas, El Paso, Harris and Travis Cos. to reject requests for a ballot by mail “based solely on the generalized risk of contracting a virus.” District Judge Tim...

Endorsement and Other News for May 6

HD25 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. The group did not endorse in this race for the primary. HD26 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Jacey Jetton in the Republican runoff over...