Polling problems ahead of midterm election
On Oct. 6, the Texas Organizing Project (TOP) officially filed a lawsuit against Bexar County and the Bexar County Elections Office. The lawsuit was filed due to the number of polling places within Bexar County and claimed that this year’s midterm elections will have the lowest number of polling places the county will have everpaisano-online.com
Seven Oaks Apts tenants & activists protest outside owner’s Austin offices
Two busloads of people shouted chants like “no housing, no peace” in front of Achieve Properties’ Austin office Monday. Tenants and activists have been pushing against what they sees as “unfair” eviction notices and subpar conditions at one of the company's San Antonio properties, Seven Oaks Apartments.
‘The people have spoken’: San Antonio groups show support for President-elect Joe Biden
SAN ANTONIO – Former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the next president of the United States four days after the general election. Supporters took to the streets of downtown San Antonio on Saturday to celebrate the president-elect’s victory. Votes by mail became a major topic during the presidential election with some questioning if the process is secure. RELATED: WATCH: Small group gathers in San Antonio to celebrate projected presidential winner Joe BidenIncumbent President Donald Trump released a statement following his loss. RELATED: Joe Biden wins race for U.S. presidency against President Donald Trump
San Antonio voter mobilization groups sue Bexar County, saying it must expand polling locations
"Unfortunately, this fits a pattern of legal violations spanning years, in which Bexar County has operated hundreds of fewer polling locations than it was required to," they allege.In an emailed statement, Callanen said her department remains focused on the election and will leave it up to the courts to make a final decision. "Our staff continues to work seven days a week processing applications for mail-in ballots and assisting voters in the election process," she added. "Don’t forget — early voting starts October 13. "Due to the pandemic and expected turnout, Bexar County will operate four mega-voting sites including the AT&T Center in November. New voting machines will also allow people to cast a ballot at any polling site instead of just the one designated for their precinct.sacurrent.com
Texas' Super Tuesday Results Show Leads for Bernie Sanders and MJ Hegar, Plus a Strong Showing from Jessica Cisneros
"There are still a lot of returns to come in, but I'm surprised that he's ahead after the early vote returns. Cisneros, who's drawn the support of national progressive groups, had 45.3% of the early vote compared to Cuellar's 54.7%. "For a broader look a Texas' primary electoral contests, the Texas Tribune offers live updates of election results customizable by address. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Paid Sick Time Delay Is the City of San Antonios Latest Grand Bargain with Business Groups
click to enlarge Twitter / @MOVE_texasProtestors lower the boom on the city council dais during Thursday's meeting. San Antonio is waiting on the sick leave ordinance. But our elected officials also recognized the substantial opposition to the sick leave proposal from local business interests and chambers of commerce. They assumed, as did many observers, that the state legislature would pass legislation blocking the sick leave requirement, or that the courts would find it in violation of state law on the minimum wage.A year ago, we were supposed to get paid sick leave. Nirenberg has professed his backing for paid sick leave.sacurrent.com
Paid sick leave supporters drop banner at City Council meeting
Demonstrators with the Texas Organizing Project dropped a banner reading "No Trust," in the city hall chambers on Thursday in protest of the council's decision to delay the implementation of a paid... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.