Election officials say Ken Paxton’s legal opinion puts them in a bind: risk breaking the law or risk provoking lawsuits.
“He had our back”: John Scott’s legacy as secretary of state will be his defense of local election officials
Thrust into the job at a contentious time, Scott believed defending the integrity of Texas elections was his top priority.
In the latest fallout from Election Day woes, a GOP judicial candidate is suing to overturn her loss, citing unspecified data and “2,000 reports” of polling place problems.
Heider García no puso resistencia a las sospechas y amenazas del grupo. Los recibió y los escuchó.
After last-minute challenge from attorney general, county commissioners agree to certify those provisional votes in time for canvassing deadline.
The state’s biggest county has no central system for tracking problems, so it still can’t say how many polling places opened late, ran out of paper, or worked just fine.
In the face of their suspicions and threats, Heider Garcia didn’t fight back. He welcomed them in and listened.
Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips continue to withhold identity of person of interest in defamation case.
Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips refused to disclose the name of a mystery man who supposedly helped them investigate election software company Konnech.
Testimony from Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht muddies explanation of how they acquired evidence used to target Konnech — and who helped.
Asian voters were most disproportionately affected by ID requirement under new voting law, according to analysis by the Brennan Center.
Case brought by allies of Laura Pressley sparked years-long conflict with Gillespie County election staff.
Defamation case proceeds in Texas despite arrest of Konnech CEO in Los Angeles investigation.
In perpetual fight against distrust, election official arranged a rare test that allowed the public to mark test ballots.
“Can we go back to focusing on the testing, please?” official pleads as crowd demands answers to conspiracy theories.
Lawsuit alleges True the Vote hacked data and targeted small election vendor with racist, defamatory campaign
Case cites election-integrity group’s own public claims that it stole data from Michigan company that makes software for managing poll workers.
Aggrieved anti-fluoride activists, low pay, and understaffing eventually drove away Gillespie County’s election officials.
Texas attorney general’s office sent multiple memos this summer instructing election officials to follow longtime precedent. Then he changed his mind.
Ken Paxton bucks legal precedent and secretary of state’s advice in letting anyone examine ballots right after elections
Attorney general’s opinion invites lawsuits over long-established ballot security and subjects election officials for possible criminal charges.
After “seeking God’s guidance,” the group has engaged in year-long campaign of chasing evidence, lobbying government, and harassing an election official, with little to show for it.
The 300,000 March ballots are public records under state law, but the effort in Tarrant County may just be a warmup for endlessly disputed elections.
As an immigrant, I find our election system intimidating and confusing. That’s what makes my reporting so valuable to the communities that need it.
Paxton aggressively pursued voter fraud, but uncovered few actual cases. He’s also trying to overturn voting rights precedents.
The many circumstances that led the county to miss the state’s deadline for reporting election results.
The move is required by federal law because at least 5% of Dallas County Vietnamese-speaking citizens who are of voting age have limited English proficiency.
Here’s why the new requirement for an ID number is causing hundreds of rejected applications.
Potter County GOP chairman relents to pressure from officials after Votebeat reporting.
State and county officials fear voter confusion, fraud risk, possible lawsuits.
Republicans cheered Greg Abbott’s pick of John Scott. Surprisingly, some Democrats did too.
A mild new process for requesting reviews is paired with a spicy mandate that would be hard for the state to digest.
Why the state’s election review is so different from the one Arizona just concluded.
Buried in the GOP proposal is a requirement that could—whether by intention or just sloppy legislative work—disenfranchise thousands of voters.
They succeeded in holding up Republicans’ voting bill—for now.
Out of options in Austin, House Democrats fly to D.C., where they plan to press Congress to pass federal legislation protecting ballot access.
The need for federal action on voting rights looks a lot different from the state level.
Texas Democrats took dramatic action to block the Republicans’ restrictive voting reforms, revealing the weak position the party has let itself fall into.