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.”
State Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, announced Wednesday he has the votes needed to become the next speaker of the Texas House and soon after released a bipartisan list of 83 members supporting his candidacy.
The Lubbock Elections Office reported as of polls closing on Tuesday evening, 10,473 voters checked in. This report shatters 2016 totals for the first day of early voting by more than 2,000 people. In that year, 8,248 voters checked in at the polls.
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.
State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, said Tuesday he is officially running for speaker of the Texas House — two days after an Oct. 28 meeting in Austin, where roughly 40 GOP House members gathered to discuss recruiting him for the job.
As some rural South Plains counties face challenges to open up early voting locations, turnout numbers suggest voters are doing everything they can to get to the polls, even if it means driving as far as 60 miles round-trip.
Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz leads U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, by 5 percentage points among likely voters in a new Ipsos online poll released Wednesday in conjunction with Reuters and the University of Virginia. A September Ipsos poll showed O’Rourke ahead of Cruz by 2 percentage
President Donald Trump, speaking Monday evening here at an uproarious rally, cast his 2016 battle with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as a thing of the past and blasted Cruz’s Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke, as a “stone cold phony.”
Early voting for the November general election starts next week. One of the items to be voted on is a $130 million bond package for the Lubbock Independent School District that focuses on three main components- efficiency, safety and security, and academic programming.
Proponents of a possible Lubbock County Expo Center addressed questions about the planned venue ahead of next month’s Proposition A vote in a Wednesday news conference at Lubbock’s downtown Western Bank branch.