A man who appeared in a campaign advertisement for Texas House District 84 candidate David Glasheen has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glasheen’s opponent, Carl Tepper, two weeks before election day.
Figures released by the Texas secretary of state show that more than 24,000 Texas voters had their ballots rejected in the March primary. The rejection rate is a significant increase over previous elections.
The forum will take place April 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. This event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited so those wishing to attend must RSVP at this link.
The race to represent District 84 in the Texas House of Representatives has narrowed to two candidates on the Republican ballot. David Glasheen and Carl Tepper garnered around 40 percent of primary votes Tuesday and will now campaign for three more months.
With no opponents on the Democratic ballot and only two candidates on the Republican side, either incumbent Curtis Parrish or challenger Gary Boren are poised to be the next Lubbock County Judge based on the 2022 primary election results.
Clifton Shaw beat John Gatica 62% to 38% in unofficial results for the Slaton Mayoral Race runoff, while Valarie Cubit beat Frankie Cisneros 52% to 48% in the runoff for Slaton City Commissioner, Ward 4.
ELECTION RESULTS: Lubbock voters have approved Proposition A, set to make Lubbock a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. They've also approved $420 million in bonds for Lubbock-Cooper ISD. We have statements from the mayor and the school district here.
Turnout on April 10 for the first day of early voting is the second-highest going back to 2009 when the issue of alcohol sales in Lubbock County was on the ballot. That first day brought out more than 5,800 voters.
Republican David Spiller has won the special election runoff to represent a swath of West Texas and the Panhandle in the Texas House. He will replace Drew Springer, R- Muenster, who was elected to the state Senate in December.
In a filing to the high court Tuesday, Paxton claims the four battleground states broke the law by instituting pandemic-related changes to election policies, whether “through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity.”
“As much as the country would like to move on from this election, it would be unwise to accept any outcome before recounts are final and it has been examined by the courts and determined to be fair and accurate,” Arrington said.
But 2020 proved another disappointment for the state’s minority party as Republicans remained dominant in Texas, appearing poised to maintain victories in all statewide offices and both chambers of the Legislature.
Flores got 57 percent of the votes, which was 7,496 in favor of him. Shaw got 5,761 votes which was 43 percent of the vote. Flores says if he wins, he will focus on tackling the challenges that come with re-districting.
A three-judge panel on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 2017 state law ending the popular one-punch option — and admonished a lower court judge for trying to bring the practice back so soon before early voting starts Oct. 13.