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Royce West and MJ Hegar call for criminal justice reform, save their attacks for...

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The two Democrats aligned on virtually every issue in what could be the only debate of the runoff.
Vote by mail block

Federal appeals court extends block on voting-by-mail expansion in Texas

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The appellate panel extended a temporary order it had issued earlier halting a federal judge's order expanding voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas will extend early voting period this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott says

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Abbott has already added more time to the early voting period for the July runoff election, citing the need to create a safe environment for in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas Supreme Court: Lack of immunity to coronavirus alone isn’t enough for mail-in ballot

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Although the court sided with state Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of what constitutes a disability, it indicated that it is up to voters to assess their health and determine if they meet the state's definition, which could allow them to vote by mail.
Mail in Ballot Form Voting

Texas is locked in a battle over voting by mail. Here’s how to do...

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It's unclear whether Texas will expand who is eligible for a mail-in ballot during the pandemic, as other states have. But the people who normally qualify to vote by mail can still do so in July.
Texas Supreme Court Block Mail in Voting

Texas Supreme Court puts expansion of voting by mail on hold

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The state Supreme Court's order comes one day after a state appeals court had allowed the expansion to stand while a legal case was appealed.
Early Voting Extended July Texas

Texas doubles early voting period for July primary runoff elections

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Early voting for the July 14 runoffs will begin June 29, instead of July 6, under a proclamation issued Monday by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas rules for mail-in voting

Texas rules for mail-in voting won’t work during pandemic, a new lawsuit argues

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In their suit, a group of Texas voters and civic organizations claim that four specific Texas absentee voting rules are unconstitutional during a public health crisis.
Candidates for the Denton city council

Municipal candidates react to election delay due to COVID-19

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Candidates for the Denton city council suddenly have more time to campaign, as the council voted on March 20 to postpone the May 2...
Texas Voters Sue for Mail in Ballot

Texas voters sue over age restrictions for mail-in ballots

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The voters — all between the ages of 18 and 28 — want the courts to rule that the state's age restriction for voting-by-mail, which limits eligibility to those 65 and older, violates constitutional protections.

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