Whitley Apologizes for Non-citizen Voter Report

In a letter sent to all legislators, Secretary of State David Whitley apologized for the way his office handled an investigation into non-citizens potentially being registered to vote. DavidWhitley “After close consultation with the Texas Department of Public Safety...

Bad Data in Voter Probe and Other News for January 31

Days after announcing up to 95K registered voters might be non-citizens, the Secretary of State’s office has been telling counties that the lists contain numerous errors, potentially amounting to tens of thousands of voters. Erroneously included were voters who...

Runoff Voided and Other News for October 5

Mission: Visiting Judge Bonner Dorsey voided the results of the June runoff in which Armando O’Caña ousted longtime Mayor Beto Salinas, 51%-49%. For two weeks, a series of witnesses testified, in varying degrees of clarity and consistency, about ways in which votes...

Ads, Endorsements, Polls and News for September 24

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. October 9 is the deadline for Texans to register to vote to participate in November 6 general election. GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a new ad, “Keeping Texans Safe,” focused on border security and...

Independents Certified and Other News for June 27

The Secretary of State has certified eight independent candidates for the November general election ballot. All but one of the certified candidates are seeking congressional seats: Scott Cubbler of Houston for CD2 Benjamin Hernandez of Houston for CD9 Kesha Rogers of...

Election News for July 21

Filing Deadline: Today was the deadline for independent candidates for state and federal offices to file their applications and signatures with the Secretary of State. Nearly 70 candidates filed declarations of intent by the December 2017 deadline. Historically, very...

Leman Sworn in and Other News for May 31

HD13: Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) took the oath of office today and will serve the remainder of former Rep. Leighton Schubert’s (R-Caldwell) term. Rep. Ben Leman Leman defeated Jill Wolfskill, 57%-43%, in the Republican runoff. Wolfskill withdrew from the special runoff...

Candidate and Lawsuit News for April 16

To a SD6 (special): Emily’s List endorsed Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) for the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston), the presumptive successor to retiring U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston). SD19: Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) has...

Election News for April 12

Federal candidates and officeholders are required to file April quarterly reports by Sunday. We will be updating our Federal Crib Sheet over the weekend. Nominating Conventions: The Libertarian Party of Texas and as many as five political parties seeking ballot access...