Democrats File Second Lawsuit Seeking Mail-ballot Clarity

The Texas Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit today (Tuesday) seeking increased access to ballot-by-mail voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The party filed a similar lawsuit in state court on March 20. A hearing in state district court is scheduled for April...

One-vote Margin Flips in HD47 and Other News for March 11

County election officials completed counting any overseas and provisional ballots by today (Wednesday) and uploaded their updated numbers to the Secretary of State. County parties canvass the primary vote tomorrow (Thursday). At that point, the vote totals become...

Brief Election News for March 5

SD14 special: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) has scheduled a Saturday morning “announcement regarding my decision whether to run” for the seat being vacated by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). In our experience, no one schedules an event to announce they’re not running....

Early Voting Nears Its End and Other News for February 26

Early voting continues through Friday for the March 3 primary election. Through yesterday (Tuesday), the eighth day of early voting, more than 400K people have voted in the Democratic primary and 320K people have voted in the Republican primary in the 15 counties with...

Endorsement and Other Election News for February 4

We reported highlights of candidates’ 30-day-out campaign finance reports in another post. Our Crib Sheets have been fully updated. RRC: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed Comm. Ryan Sitton (R) for re-election. HD76 open: El Paso Co....

Early Voting and Endorsement News for January 22

Early voting continues through Friday for the January 28 special runoff elections in HD28, HD100 and HD148. In HD148, just 258 people voted today (Wednesday), bringing the two-day total to 3K. So far, 78% of votes have been cast by mail, and the number of mail ballots...

Endorsement, Fundraising and Recount News for January 17

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously gave HD60 candidate Jon Francis someone else’s first name. We have corrected our story and regret the error. HD2: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed both of Rep. Dan Flynn’s (R-Van) primary challengers: Doc Collins and...

Brief Election News for January 12

Wednesday is the deadline for state and local (where required) candidates and officeholders to file their January semiannual campaign finance reports. They typically become available online during the next day. HD28 special: The Gary Gates (R) campaign released a new...