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Texas Voting

Dana Liebelson

Texans Slam Voter ID Law: 'Now That It's Happened To Me, I'm Devastated' | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Betty Thorn, an 84-year-old grandmother who lives in an assisted-living facility in Austin, Texas, has voted in every major election in her life since...

Dana Liebelson

Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Texas voter ID law considered to be one of the most restrictive in the country is doing exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Appeals Court Reinstates 'Poll Tax' Texas Voter ID Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Tuesday put on hold a ruling striking down a controversial Texas voter ID law, based “primarily” on the approaching ele...

Amanda Terkel

Texas Democrats Voting On Woman Who Compared Obama To Hitler | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texans head to the polls Tuesday for a handful of primary runoff elections, including one that could elevate a woman who compares Presid...

Court Still Sorting Out Complex Texas Voting Case

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A federal court said Friday it will not delay Texas' primary elections and ordered the state to use political maps drawn by the Legis...

Perry Slams Holder, Team Obama For Casting 'Unfair Aspersions'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry (R) criticized a decision by the Obama administration to pursue legal action against the Lone Star State to place Texas back under pre...

The Voting Rights Act: We Still Need It

Alex Palombo | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Yes, we've come a long way since 1965. But voter rights have taken steps backward in progress over the past few elections, and it cannot be allowed to continue.

Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Away From Polls

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate David Rosa was turned away from the polls on Tuesday because a database said that he had already voted, according t...

Texas Settles Voter Purge Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Texas officials on Wednesday reminded voter registrars that they are expected to ...

Texas Voter Purge Blocked Amid Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, Sept 20 (Reuters) - A Texas judge on Thursday temporarily blocked part of a state effort to remove ...

Harsh Texas Law Smacked Down By Court

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being all...

Not Rick Perry's Texas

Ann Beeson | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Ann Beeson

Because of its sheer size, Texas has the ability to change the direction of the country. Despite the current Tea Party stranglehold and lackluster Democrats, that change is more and more likely to trend progressive.