Election News for February 22

Voter ID: Attorney General Ken Paxton and the U.S. Dept. of Justice asked federal judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to delay next week’s trial on discriminatory effect until after June 18, the deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation. SD8: The Dallas Morning News’s...

More Observations on 8-day-out Reports

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 12

AG: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to consider Ken Paxton’s appeal to have three criminal securities fraud indictments dismissed. Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing, still faces two first-degree charges and one third-degree felony charge. A Paxton...

Campaign News for September 7

Voter ID: “Despite the Remedial Order’s clarity, Texas’s voter education and poll worker training documents depart from it,” claimed the U.S. Dept. of Justice in a motion to enforce the interim remedial order filed today (Wednesday). U.S. District Court Judge Nelda...

Revisiting Runoff Night Storylines

A few days ago, we listed some storylines we’d be watching as the runoff election votes were tallied. Here we revisit those storylines and a couple of others from previous posts. Wayne Christian Christian or Gates? We knew one of the candidates was going to buck...

Absentee Voters’ Influence May Have Implications in Races

Through three days of early voting, fewer than 1.5% of registered voters have cast ballots by mail or in person in the primary runoff election in the state’s 15 most populous counties. Republican runoff turnout through three days is 60% below 2012 and 54% below 2014....

Rulings, Videos and Endorsements for May 18

Early voting for the primary runoff election continues. As we noted yesterday, Republican turnout continues to lag behind 2012 and 2014, while Democratic turnout is ahead of both years. Absentee voting by mail continues to be the main driver of turnout so far. Friday...

Campaign and Endorsement News for May 10

RRC open: The Austin American-Statesman endorsed Gary Gates for the Republican nomination and declined to endorse for the Democratic nomination. SD24 open: The Dawn Buckingham campaign announced the endorsement of Blanco Co. Comms. Paul Granberg and James Sultemeier....