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Posts on ‘January 4th, 2018’

Judicial Q&A: Armen Merjanian

(Note: As I have done in past elections, I am running a series of Q&As for judicial candidates in contested Democratic primaries. This is intended to help introduce the candidates and their experiences to those who plan to vote in March. I am running these responses in the order that I receive them from the […]

Record number of LGBT candidates running this year

OutSmart does the math. A record 40 openly LGBTQ people will run for public office in Texas in 2018, according to an extensive review by OutSmart. That’s roughly twice as many as in any previous election cycle in the state’s history. The unprecedented field of LGBTQ candidates includes two for governor, one for Texas Supreme […]

So where do we stand with handing over voter info to the Trump commission?

The DMN asks the question. Have state officials turned over Texas voter information to the federal government? In short, not yet. A lawsuit by the Texas NAACP and the Texas League of Women Voters has halted the state’s release of that information to the commission after a Travis County district judge granted the groups a […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 1

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy and blue-wavey new year.