Redistricting Ruling and Local Endorsements for April 20

Redistricting: The maps drawn in 2011 for the Texas state house districts violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act, the three-judge panel presiding over the redistricting lawsuits ruled. Intentional vote dilution, racial gerrymandering and...

HD105: Recount Confirms Anderson Win

Dallas Co. election officials concluded their recount of the HD105 race and confirmed Rep. Rodney Anderson’s (R-Grand Prairie) 64-vote win over Democratic challenger Terry Meza. It was the sixth-closest general election for a legislative seat since 1992, but it...

HD105: Recount Extends to Second Day

Dallas Co. elections officials did not complete the recount today (Monday). They will reconvene at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) to continue the process. Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) received 64 more votes than Democratic challenger Terry Meza out of more than...

Election News for November 21

HD105: The final vote count shows Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) defeating Terry Meza by 64 votes. A recount will be conducted on November 28. Voter ID: The U.S. Dept. of Justice argued in a new filing that “discriminatory impact was not merely an unintended...

HD105: Meza Files for Recount

Democratic challenger Terry Meza has filed a petition for recount, according to her campaign’s Facebook page. The latest results from Dallas Co. indicate she drew closer to Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) when provisional and overseas ballots were...

Election News for November 17

HD105: A Dallas Co. election official said the count would likely continue until Monday.  She did not know how many ballots were left to count or any indication as to which precincts the ballots belonged. The number of votes reported by the county did not change from...

HD105: Meza Draws Closer to Anderson

Provisional and overseas ballots have brought challenger Terry Meza within 69 votes of Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie), who had a 101-vote lead on Election night. Meza has received 74 provisional votes to Anderson’s 24. The incumbent gained a few net votes from...

‘Late-train’ Money Flooding CD23, Little Else

With so many Texans voting early in general elections and a paucity of competitive races, the impact of “late-train” money in close campaigns is muted. As a result, we are seeing fewer, and smaller, infusions of cash and in-kind contributions during the campaigns’...

Key House Race 8-day-out Report Highlights

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

Campaign News for October 27

PRES: We have a little more detail on the UT/Texas Tribune poll released at midnight on Thursday. The poll shows “likey voters” give Donald Trump a 3-point lead over Hillary Clinton, 45%-42%, with minor party candidates and “someone else” collectively polling at 14%....