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New Texas voting laws, political maps could once again require federal approval under U.S. House bill named after John Lewis

The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a bill that could complicate both the coming round of redistricting in Texas and a voting restrictions bill currently under consideration in the state Legislature. Known as the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the bill would reinstate sections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were written to protect people of color....

Texans with disabilities fear voting will get harder for them as special session on GOP restrictions nears

It took Nancy Crowther three hours, four public bus rides and an impressive amount of gumption to make sure her vote counted in the 2020 election. She’s hoping Texas lawmakers don’t make it even harder the next time. With Texas Republicans determined to enact additional voting restrictions in the upcoming special legislative session, much of the uproar has focused on...

Allen West announces he is running against Gov. Greg Abbott in Republican primary

Texas GOP Chairman Allen West announced Sunday he is running for governor, challenging fellow Republican Greg Abbott. The announcement was made during at appearance by West at Sojourn Church in Carrollton, where the former Florida congressman played a video launching his campaign. “I’ve not been in elected political office for about a decade, but I can no longer sit on the...

Four city council seats up for grabs in May 1 election

Denton County will hold elections on May 1 for four city council seats with a range of candidates from incumbents to a scientist and researcher to a university graduate student. Early voting will occur from April 19 to April 27. A list of early and election day locations is available on the Denton County Elections website. April 20 is the...

PAC for Democratic mothers endorses Alison Maguire for city council

A political action committee for electing Democratic mothers endorsed Alison Maguire for City Council District 4, along with three other local candidates, for the May 1 special election. Vote Mama is a PAC focused on increasing the political power of mothers and provides financial support, mentorship and endorsements “to disrupt the systems that hold women back.” Maguire, 33, who paused her...
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