Judge Demands Quick Fix for Violating a Voter Registration Law

Texas has less than a week to tell a federal judge in San Antonio how it will begin complying with the National Voter Registration Act, a decades-old federal law that aims to make it easier for people to register to vote by forcing states to allow registration when...

How Federal Lawsuit Could Start Online Voter Registration in Texas

From Jacquelyn Callanen’s perch in the Bexar County elections office, the period following Texas’ voter registration deadlines is best described as a paper tsunami. Some of it arrives by mail. Some stacks are delivered by volunteer voter registrars. The secretary of...

Can a Texas Lawsuit End Another Immigration Policy

DAPA died at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the deadly shot came from Texas. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, announced by President Barack Obama’s administration in 2014, was a sweeping executive action that...

Texas Elections: There’s Power in Small Numbers

In the last presidential election — normally the high-water mark for turnout in any state — 9.0 million Texans voted, out of the 15.1 million who were registered to vote at that time. That’s just a touch under 60 percent. You already know that voter turnout in Texas...

Federal Court Upholds Embattled Texas Voter ID Law

Amid efforts to prove Texas’ embattled voter ID law is discriminatory, a federal appeals panel on Friday OK’d state lawmakers’ efforts to rewrite the law last year to address faults previously identified by the courts. On a 2-1 vote, a three-judge...

Texas Redistricting Fight Returns to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a case that could reshape political districts across the state, the U.S. Supreme Court this week will consider whether Texas for years has been conducting elections under maps that were drawn with the intent to discriminate against voters of color. The high court...