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From: DemCast
Candace Valenzuela: For Texas Children and Their Families
Candace Valenzuela is fighting for working families and aid for Americans hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in her congressional race in North Texas....
From: DemCast
Wendy Davis
Can a Democratic candidate, with a strong gun-sense platform and an even stronger history as a womens choice champion, win a Congressional seat in...
From: DemCast
Progressive Supreme Court Justices on the Ballot in Texas
TheDemocratic judges vying for the State Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals gives voters a chance to increase demographic...
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Administration Ramps Up ICE Raids Ahead of the Election
Over the span of six days in early October, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 172 people in six so-called sanctuary cities....
From: The Americano
545 Undocumented Children Are Orphans Because of Trump
A lawsuit shows that 545 children that were separated from their parents in 2017 under the Trump administration cannot be reunited as of yet....
From: Fox News
Texas leads US in early voting with over 4M ballots already cast
Texas is leading the country in early voting totals, with more than 4 million ballots already cast as of Tuesday....
From: The Texas Tribune
National Democratic super PAC says it will double its spending to $12 million in battle for the Texas House
The group, Forward Majority, says it's increasing its expenditures in response to major spending from Republican-affiliated groups....
From: The Americano
Latinos Are Really Excited to Vote, New Poll Shows
The report offers a clear insight into the Latino electorates views on the 2020 presidential election and their chief concerns....
From: COURIER
An Incomplete—and Very Long—List of the Most Racist Policies the Trump Administration Has Tried to Enact
President Trump is no stranger to racist invective, and his administration hasn't shied away from broadly injecting racism into their policies. These...
From: The Texas Tribune
Texas can reject mail-in ballots over mismatched signatures without giving voters a chance to appeal, court rules
A federal judge had ordered the state to give voters a chance to resolve signature questions in time for their ballots to be counted. Now that won't...
From: The Americano
Alejandro Fernández and Maná: We Need to Vote for Those Who Can't
Mexican singer Alejandro Fernndez and Mexican rock band Man seek to increase the Latino vote with a new campaign....
From: The Texas Tribune
Gov. Greg Abbott spends millions to help down-ballot Republicans in Texas
In what it is calling a "mid-seven-figure" effort, the governor's political campaign is working to save the Republican majority in the state House and...
From: COURIER
Judge Rules Trump Won't Be Able to Take Food Assistance Away From 700,000 Americans
A federal judge on Sunday struck down the Trump administrations attempt to end food assistance for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans....
From: The Texas Tribune
Analysis: It's harder to vote in Texas than in any other state
Voting laws in Texas are the most restrictive in the country. And voter turnout here is among the lowest, too. Maybe those facts are related....
From: WFAA
Vote by mail: Here's who's eligible in Texas
There are just four categories that qualify for a ballot. Fear of COVID is not one of them. Intentionally mispresenting your status is a felony....
From: The Hill
Changing suburbs threaten GOP hold on Texas
Warning signs are flashing for Republicans in Texas as the party faces eroding support in the state's increasingly diverse suburbs....
From: Spectrum News
Texas Allows Social Workers to Deny LGBTQ, Disabled Clients
National Association of Social Workers criticized decision....
From: The Texas Tribune
Two key Texas counties — Democratic stronghold Harris and traditionally red Denton — are setting early voting records
As of Friday, 27% of registered voters in Denton County had cast their ballots in the 2020 election surpassing the countys 2016 turnout of 18%...
From: Spectrum News 1
Ideological Gulf Between Texans Becoming Increasingly Violent
Violence resembles upheaval during the '60s. ...
From: The Texas Tribune
Texas quickly appeals Travis County judge's ruling that would allow multiple absentee ballot drop-off sites to reopen
A federal appeals court recently upheld Gov. Greg Abbott's order limiting mail-in ballot delivery locations. The Travis County lawsuit focuses on...
From: COURIER
‘You Don’t Care About Us’: Unemployed Americans Say Their Government Has Failed Them
The latest jobless claims report shows applications are inching back up again. Americans share what life is like unemployed in a pandemic....
From: WFAA
Over half-million voters turn out across Texas on first day of early voting
A number of counties set records for votes cast on the first day of early voting, including Dallas and Collin counties in North Texas....
From: KVEO-TV
Texas Civil Rights Project sheds light on redistricting
A state-wide group is shedding light on redistricting, the process of drawing electoral districts. The Texas Civil Rights...
From: The Texas Tribune
Texas' attempt to ban common abortion procedure blocked by appeals court
Women in Texas can continue to access the most common procedure used to end a pregnancy in the second trimester, after a federal appeals court Tuesday...
From: The Texas Tribune
Texas Republicans' last-minute challenge to drive-thru voting in Harris County dismissed by appeals court
The court filing from just before early voting began was the latest GOP effort to tamp down voting options in the state's most populous county....
From: COURIER
Trump's Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They're Back.
President Donald Trump is back stumping on the campaign trail since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center last week due to COVID-19....
From: Mother Jones
The biggest down-ballot fight of the decade is in Texas
Control of the state House of Representatives is on the line. The effects might be felt in Washington, DC....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Laptop Shortages Across US Widen Education Gap Even More
Families struggle to afford laptops, even in school districts that promised to buy each child a device....
From: Fox News
Jill Biden to campaign in Texas as Dems look to flip Lone Star State
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hasn't traveled to Texas in months,but on Tuesday, his campaign will dispatch his wife, Jill Biden, to...
From: KVUE
How to find early voting locations in Austin and Central Texas
Finding early voting locations in your county is just a couple of clicks away....
From: COURIER
Trump-Appointed Judge Rules to Make It Harder for Voters to Drop Off Ballots in Texas
The appeals court upheld Gov. Greg Abbott's rule that limited each Texas county to one absentee ballot drop-off location. The governor's move was...
From: USA TODAY
As Arizona, Texas and Georgia become less white, voter suppression could keep these states from turning blue
Fast-growing Black and Latino populations and more organizing by Democratshave turned Texas, Georgia and Arizona into potential battleground states....
From: The Copper Courier
Biden Support Among Latinos Grows With Promises of Economic Mobility, Access to Education
Nearly one in four eligible voters in Arizona is Latino, and Mission for Arizona plans to reach out to every single one of them before Nov. 3....
From: COURIER
Kamala Harris' Debate Performance Was a Reminder of What Black Women Deal With Every Day
Before vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris stepped out on the debate stage, she was already hobbled by what she could say or do....
From: The Texas Tribune
Texas voters have serious concerns about voting and the 2020 election, UT/TT Poll finds
Only a minority of Texas voters from both parties say they're ready to trust the results of the 2020 election for president, according to the latest...
From: NBC News
Judge blocks order limiting Texas ballot drop-off locations
Abbotts order dramatically reduced the number of places in Texas where voters could drop off mail ballots during early voting....
From: The Texas Tribune
As fears of election-related unrest rise, here's what you need to know about poll watchers in Texas
Political parties are enlisting a record number of poll watchers in Texas and across the country for a highly charged election season....
From: The Texas Tribune
Texas's John Cornyn and MJ Hegar argue over coronavirus response, policing and the Supreme Court in U.S. Senate debate
Cornyn repeatedly tried to paint Hegar as a puppet of Democratic leaders and too liberal for Texas. She argued he has lost touch with the state after...
From: The Texas Tribune
How down-ballot candidates could help Democrats flip Texas
The fate of the presidential race in Texas could be tied to dozens of legislative and congressional races in the state's suburbs. Those seats have...
From: DemCast
MJ Hegar and the Blue Wave Are Coming to Texas
A blue wave is coming to Texas and MJ Hegar is at the its front. This Air Force veteran, Purple Heart winner, author, and mom wants to bring real...
From: The Texas Tribune
How Texas has made it easier and harder for people to vote in the pandemic
Voting rights groups say last-minute changes to the voting process in Texas have created confusion. Gov. Greg Abbotts office says he has expanded...
From: WFAA 8
The Lincoln Project, Biden campaign invest heavily in Texas
Republican voters are leaving Trump and Democrats are historically energized to turn him out of office said Mike Madrid, co-founder of The Lincoln...
From: The Texas Tribune
Harris County can't send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters, Texas Supreme Court rules
The elections administrator for the county, Texas's most populous and a critical stronghold for Democrats, has already sent the applications to voters...
From: Cardinal & Pine
The Average American Spends 15 Times More on Health Care Than Trump Paid in Federal Income Taxes in 2017
The average person spent $11,172 on health care in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services15 times the amount Trump paid in...
From: Forbes
More Than 4 Million People Have Already Voted In The Election, 50 Times This Point In 2016
With four weeks left to go until the election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 4 million Americans have already cast their vote....
From: kvue.com
Texas U.S. Attorney John Bash resigns
Among the incidents Bash's office helped law enforcement investigate include the Austin bombings in 2018 and the mass shooting in El Paso in 2019....
From: The Texas Tribune
Biden campaign to spend $6 million on Texas campaign ads, more than any Democratic presidential nominee in decades
The Biden ad buy as comes as The Lincoln Project, the group led by former Republican strategists working to defeat Trump, launched a $1 million...