Candidate, Endorsement and Early Voting News for October 30

Early voting concludes Friday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Tuesday), 475K people have voted early statewide, amounting to 3% of registered voters. Turnout exceeds 5% in 32 of the state’s 254 counties to...

Patrick Creates Election Security Committee

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has established a seven-member Select Committee on Election Security and appointed Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) as chair. Patrick named Sens. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury), Bob Hall (R-Edgewood), Don Huffines (R-Dallas), Joan Huffman (R-Houston),...

Straus Releases Interim Charges

Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) issued interim study charges to the standing and select committees of the House of Representatives. Many, including one election-related charge, direct committees to assess the impacts from Hurricane Harvey or the potential response...