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Luther and Springer Split

Republicans Shelley Luther, Drew Springer head to runoff in special election to replace state...

Much of the drama in the rapid-fire race had centered on Luther, a Dallas salon owner, and Springer, a state representative.
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Federal judge blocks Texas’ elimination of straight-ticket voting

Democrats sued the state in March to overturn the Texas Legislature’s removal of straight-ticket voting.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

The race for U.S. Senate in Texas is competitive again. But this year it...

Incumbent John Cornyn is pitching himself as a "steady hand on the wheel." Democratic challenger MJ Hegar says that hand is driving Texas toward a cliff.
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Texas needs more poll workers this year because of the pandemic. Here’s how to...

Working at polls is going to look different this year. Find out what poll workers do, who qualifies to be one and how to become one yourself.

Conservative megadonor backs Shelley Luther for Texas Senate with $1 million loan

Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed earlier this year over her refusal to close her business due to coronavirus restrictions, is running to replace state Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper.

Texans with disabilities are eligible for mail-in voting, but people must decide for themselves...

Disability rights activists say they’re worried the confusion may deter at-risk Texans from voting or cause them to needlessly put their health at risk to show up in person at the polls despite being eligible for mail-in voting.

Democratic allies fighting to flip Texas House join forces for $1.1 million digital ad...

The campaign will benefit 11 candidates in some of the most pivotal races to take control of the lower chamber.

Who’s who of the Sept. 29 Texas State Senate special election

Six candidates are in the running for the special election for Texas State Senate District 30 on Sept. 29, with early voting starting Sept. 14, to...

John Cornyn, MJ Hegar set for first debate, though Hegar wants two more

Cornyn previously said he's open to debating Hegar more than once, and his campaign said Tuesday it looks "forward to considering other opportunities."
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Federal appeals court rejects Texas Democrats’ effort to expand voting by mail

The Texas Democratic Party had challenged the state's age restrictions on voting by mail, arguing they violated the 26th Amendment's protections against voting restrictions that discriminate based on age.

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