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With one congressional resignation in the bag and a couple more pending — maybe — in the Texas Senate, special elections have become a spring parlor ... The idea is that Garcia's election to Congress is all but certain and that her timely resignation would position Democrats in the Texas Senate at full ...
That's OK, because you can still register by Monday to vote in the May runoff election. ... Texas election identification certificate issued by DPS ... and races? A section of The Dallas Morning News website is devoted to the 2018 elections, including news stories and the editorial board's recommendations.

The race's dynamics still appear to favor Cruz. President Donald Trump won Texas by 9 percentage points in 2016, though Democrat Hillary Clinton outperformed President Barack Obama's 2012 showing in the state. Both Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., and Cruz breezed in their most recent elections in 2014 ...
Election of Latinas in Texas Congress long overdue ... Historically, there has always been a shortage of Latinas in public office in the United States and Texas is no different. In fact ... Not just the congressional and senatorial elections, but also the local elections where the lack of representation also exist.
Political newcomer Dan Cogan, a fifth-grade teacher in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district, is challenging Dave Gebhart, a software developer who is running for his second term in Place 2. Council terms are three years. Early voting begins April 23 for the May 5 election. Cogan, 30, said as a millennial ...
Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott visited the El Paso County Republican Party on Tuesday to thank and encourage supporters of the governor's bid for re-election. Abbott spoke briefly to about 60 members of the local GOP at an invitation-only gathering at the party offices on the West Side. Cecilia Abbott ...

Texas Law School alumnae Chris Perri and Julie Oliver returned to UT Saturday to earn student votes ahead of a runoff election that will determine which one of them will be the Democratic nominee for Congressional District 25 in the midterm elections. Perri and Oliver participated in a forum jointly hosted ...
"Ms. Mason was never asked if she was a convicted felon by the election judge nor did she indicate that she was a convicted felon," her attorney said. "Ms. Mason voted in good faith that she could legally vote because she was never notified by any government agency that it was against the law to vote.".
Do many people vote in primary runoff elections? ... The seven state-approved photo IDs: Texas driver's license, Texas Election Identification Certificate, Texas personal identification card, Texas license to carry a concealed ... Local voters may call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683.
The parties and the state must be as vigilant as ever in weeding out foreign influence in Texas elections. "This latest intrusion is modest but suggests a new nefarious strategy to influence elections." This comes after Dallas County election officials said last year that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to ...
He recently had a commercial that featured a doorbell ringing over and over — until he got complaints from constituents that the sound was impacting their pets. "We started getting calls and emails from people who said their dogs were going crazy and were running to the door," said Geren, R-Fort Worth, ...
Jeffrey Payne says he learned two great life lessons from the women who raised him in a Louisiana orphanage. No. 1, from Ms. Lonnie: Bacon grease makes everything taste good. No. 2, from Ms. Peggy: It's not what you get out of life, it's what you give back." "I didn't have the luxury of a silver spoon life," ...
There were signs before 2018 that these three districts could be shifting blue — namely, the fact that Hillary Clinton carried all three by a couple of points in the 2016 election. There's a popular Democratic Congress member, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, challenging (and out-fundraising) Sen. Ted Cruz in the race ...
The two face off in the Republican primary Tuesday to determine who will represent the district, which stretches from Fort Worth to Pelican Bay and from River Crest to Azle. The winner faces Democrat Michael Stackhouse in the November general election. At stake is a two-year term that pays $7,200 a year.
Early vote totals for Texas's midterm election primaries are looking good for Democrats, who are showing extremely high levels of enthusiasm. Democratic turnout has ... More participation in primary elections doesn't necessarily correlate with higher voter turnout in general elections. Republicans could ...
COM) – A new CBS 11 / Dixie Strategies poll shows Democrats have not coalesced around any single candidate when it comes to their choice for Texas Governor in the primary election and 54% are still undecided just days prior to Election Day, March 6. While Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and Texas ...
Kopser's talk of tribalism was a bipartisan-flavored message that drew knowing nods from the small coffee group that let him join its table Saturday morning — and it is one that could theoretically prove fruitful in a general election. But first Kopser has to win the Tuesday primary, and for Texas Democrats, the ...

“It is hugely imperative that intelligence be shared with state elections officials immediately in order to protect our election infrastructure and the integrity of election results.” Texas secretary of state spokesman Sam Taylor said that none of the state's voting systems are connected to the internet — the ...
"There is a major enthusiasm gap between the parties in this election," said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston. He noted "an old saying in Texas that Democrats have to be dragged to the polls in midterm elections while Republicans drive by every Tuesday" isn't ...
Starting this month, ScienceInsider will be following the 2018 U.S. elections, which have attracted unusual interest from the scientific community. Dozens of candidates with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math are seeking election to Congress, and hundreds more are running for ...
A handful of women are seen as serious contenders for the general election this fall, if not likely victors. They would become the first new women from Texas to win a general election to Congress since Fort Worth Rep. Kay Granger in 1996, apart from Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, who won a special election to ...
14, O'Rourke raised $2.3 million while former GOP presidential candidate Cruz raised just $800,000, according to the Federal Election Commission. ... Meanwhile, as O'Rourke wins the support of many Texas Democrats seeking an upset in the November 2018 midterm elections, Democratic congressional ...
Once considered a potential candidate to unseat incumbent Greg Abbott, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro on Monday endorsed Lupe Valdez for governor. Castro, D-San Antonio, said the former Dallas County sheriff is the best choice from a field of nine candidates to take on Abbott in November. "Sheriff Lupe ...
After looking at the relationship between primary and general election voters, he concluded that more votes in Democratic primaries correlate with more Democratic votes in general elections. But he said Republicans usually turn out in higher numbers to vote in the general election no matter how they voted ...
Starting this month, ScienceInsider will be following the 2018 U.S. elections, which have attracted unusual interest from the scientific community. Dozens of candidates with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math are seeking election to Congress, and hundreds more are running for ...
If you haven't received a voter registration card in the mail, you can check online at the Tarrant County Elections website to see if you are registered or on the Texas Secretary of State's website, www.votetexas.gov. Who can vote? A Texas voter must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 by Election Day, mentally ...
Donors pumped a total of $67 million into state-level campaigns from the beginning of 2017 through Jan. 25, and a whopping $57 million of it, or about 86 percent, went to GOP candidates, according to a Texas Tribune analysis. Gov. Greg Abbott got nearly a third of all the political money raised since the ...
The two big political parties are often presented as equals, each in position at any given time to prevail in an election. But the Republican Party in Texas has been bigger than the Democratic Party for a long time, and unless hundreds of thousands of new people show up or huge numbers of the majority ...
The election will be held on July 1. As Dallas Morning News border correspondent Alfredo Corchado reports, Mexicans living in Texas could play a big role in the outcome. Dallas has the second largest number of Mexicans in the U.S. registered to vote in the election – a record high of 50,000 people.
Midterm elections, especially after a new president comes into office, often bring interesting stories. ... Let's start by going over the local races for Texas House. ... Tony Dale won his 2016 re-election bid by 10 points even though, according to The Texas Tribune, Hillary Clinton won his district by 2.5 points.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's presidential election this year is expected to be violent, dirty and fiercely combative, with high stakes on both sides of the border, including in North Texas. Dallas has the second-largest number of Mexicans registered to vote in the July contest, trailing only Los Angeles and ...
That means you have to make your way down ballots in which candidates from every office from governor down to justice of the peace will be running in the March 6 primary elections. As the Texas Tribune notes, Texas has the earliest primaries in the nation. That means the state's election calendar goes ...
The district's numbers in the last two elections are similar to those in Dale's district; this one is Republican, but it's not a lock. The three, taken together, will be useful in the political autopsies that take place after November's general election. All other things being equal (they're not equal: Neave will try to ...
An election in Virginia was decided this morning by luck. Luck of the draw, specifically. The race between Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds for the Virginia House of Delegates was tied after a recount. So, today the State Board of Elections put their names in a bowl and pulled out the ...
Texas loves to brag about our bigness, but then why are we content with our minuscule election turnout? The Lone Star State must change our dismal history as a low voter turnout state, starting with the March primary elections. The best way that can happen is by boosting turnout among Texas Hispanics.
An election in Virginia was decided this morning by luck. Luck of the draw, specifically. The race between Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds for the Virginia House of Delegates was tied after a recount. So, today the State Board of Elections put their names in a bowl and pulled out the ...
In Texas, a record-breaking 15 million people registered to vote before the November presidential election. According to the ... But voters and would-be voters, don't ignore the important Texas elections you will decide in the coming year. Donald ... March 6, primary Election Day when you cast your ballot.
Competitiveness is the biggest difference between Texas House elections and those for Texas seats in Congress or in the state Senate. Adeptly drawn political maps have kept most congressional and Senate seats in the hands of the parties that have them now — a huge advantage for Republicans in the ...
Twelve of the 15 districts on the Texas Senate ballot in 2018 are represented by Republicans. Most of those, and all of those held by Democrats, have remained firmly in the clutches of the party now in power during the last two election cycles. Most of 2018's competition will be in March, not in November.
The Texas congressional delegation has 36 seats, with 25 in Republican hands and 11 in Democratic hands. That's largely due to redistricting: 69 percent of the congressional delegation is Republican — much higher than the percentage of Texans who vote for Republicans in statewide elections. In those ...
Meanwhile, the total combined first-day turnout in those counties was up by more than 10,000 compared to the last two mid-term elections. It's hard to know what is responsible for those numbers — or whether the trends will continue through primary election day. The growth in first-day turnout comes during ...
Texas is one of 15 states that hold open primaries. This means you don't have to declare a party affiliation until you get to the polls. This had some Texas public radio listeners wondering: “If I vote in the 2018 Democratic primary, can I then vote in any possible primary run-off elections for Republicans?”.
Texas will hold its 2018 primary elections on March 6 — the first state in the country to do so — and hundreds of candidates across the state have filed to run for public office. Below are the candidates who have filed for the Democratic and Republican primaries for statewide, congressional and legislative ...
Candidate filing opened Saturday for next year's elections in Texas, and it runs ... The 2018 election season is officially underway in Texas.
When it comes to pre-election season, political talk is cheap. Starting tomorrow, the candidates and would-be candidates who've been yapping ...
Zarifis called the 2013 bond election a wake up call to the district and pointed to the lack of trust in the district's leadership as a reason for the ...
Your Voice Your Vote 2017: Election Day results. Email. share; share ... Houston voters will vote on several city propositions on Election Day.
Here's a look at how issues on the Tarrant County ballot were faring late Tuesday evening, according to unofficial, incomplete election results.
The elections administration office wants voters to be prepared before ... Voters will need a Texas ID, a passport, Texas election identification, ...
Voters must present one of the following: a Texas driver's license, a Texas election identification certificate issued by the Texas Department of ...


 

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