GOP donor, voter fraud activist is a finalist to run elections in Tarrant County
Karen Wiseman previously sued former election administrator Heider Garcia and participated in a right-wing group’s search for 2020 voter fraud. She’s one of the three finalists, none of which have experience running elections.
Texas avoided election violence. Advocates say voters still need more protection.
Citing thousands of complaints received throughout the midterm cycle, voter advocacy groups want the Texas Legislature to bolster voter protection and education measures, and revisit recently passed laws that empowered partisan poll watchers.
Appeals court allows Texas to withhold list of people it thinks are noncitizens and can’t vote
The appellate court reversed a previous ruling that found that Texas violated federal law by refusing to release the list. The suit was brought by five civil rights groups that sought to hold Texas accountable if it disenfranchised naturalized citizens.
Pushing falsehoods about Biden’s election is a plus for Republicans vying to be Texas’ top lawyer
Incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton and U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, one of his challengers, have embraced disproven claims of 2020 election fraud. It’s a sentiment shared with most Texas Republicans, according to political experts.
Analysis: Texas government is business-friendly, but not businesslike
Business people running elections might try to remove obstacles to make everything smooth and secure for voters. But a kink in the supply chain for voter registration forms in Texas highlights a venerable distinction: Government doesn't run like a business.
First part of Texas’ 2020 election audit reveals few issues, echoes findings from review processes already in place
An initial review of four counties’ election results — launched after pressure from former President Donald Trump and touted by GOP leaders — showed few discrepancies between electronic and hand counts of ballots in a sample of voting precincts.
San Antonio campaign worker traded gift bags for ballot changes, investigators say
Raquel Rodriguez (left) faces charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, according to a press release from AG Ken Paxton’s office. Raquel Rodriguez (left) faces charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, according to a press release from AG Ken Paxton’s office. The investigator also stated that footage shows rows of generic gift bags like the one Rodriguez gave the woman, lined up in Rodriguez’s home office. Project Veritas is a far-right activist organization that utilizes undercover video and audio in its projects. The undercover journalist, who is not named in the warrants, was interviewed as part of the criminal investigation of Rodriguez, the warrants state.
Bexar County Democrats allege candidate for party chair committed voter fraud
SAN ANTONIO Members of the Bexar County Democratic Party are filing complaints of alleged voter fraud against a candidate running for party chair. The complaint is against Democratic Party Chair candidate Grace Rose Gonzales and her primary campaign sponsor, Manuel Medina. The claim alleges that three associates organized voter fraud by using false addresses to register, file for office and vote in the March 3 primary. Anthony Blasi, a volunteer with the Democratic Party, said voter fraud will not be taken lightly within the party. The honest discourse of ones permanent residence address is fundamental to the protection of our right to vote, Blasi said.