Canvasses, Concessions and a 2022 Congressional Candidate

Counties are beginning to canvass the election results, which will make them official at the county level and open the period for any recounts to be requested or challenges to be filed. Counties and local jurisdictions must conduct their canvass by Tuesday. Gov. Greg...

Court: Straight-party Elimination Law Remains in Effect

A state law ending the practice of single-punch, straight-party voting will be allowed to go into effect, ordered a three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling lays aside a lower court ruling restoring it for the 2020 general election,...

Endorsement, Ad, Poll and Lawsuit News for September 9

SD30 special (Safe Republican): The Texas Oil & Gas Assoc. PAC endorsed Rep. Drew Springe (R-Muenster). HD96 open (Toss Up): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Republican nominee David Cook. HD138 open (Lean Democratic): The Texas State Teachers Assoc. endorsed...

Appeals Court Upholds Minor-party Candidate Filing Fees

Newly required filing fees do not “unreasonably burden minor-party candidates” ruled a panel of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. The decision overturns a temporary injunction issued in December that prevented state and county officials from enforcing the requirement....

Mail Ballots May Delay Election Night Results

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day for primary runoffs and special elections ordered for July 14. Our live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. CDT, when the polls close in all but El Paso and Hudspeth Cos. While we do not expect it to be as late of a night as the primary...