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2020 Election

Julián Castro speaking in January, 2019.
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Former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julián Castro has qualified for the third Democratic debate to take place in Houston this September.  


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County Judge Nelson Wolff said the Bexar County Democratic Party made the right call to not boycott the Bill Miller restaurant chain.


Trustee Debra Guerrero tries out Bexar County's new voting machine at a San Antonio ISD board meeting July 15, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Bexar County Commissioners voted Tuesday to begin the process of changing traditional voting centers in time for the Nov. 5 elections.

County Elections Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen presented the plan that allows a voter to cast a ballot at any of the voting centers across Bexar County on Election Day, just like in the early voting period before elections. 

The voting centers could save the county money by reducing the need for the number of traditional voting precincts, Callanen has said in the past.  Those traditional voting sites could be cut by 20%, she said.

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It was in 2003 when Republicans took the majority of the Texas House of Representatives. The GOP had already won the Governor's seat and control of the Senate. The House was the last piece of the state government to secure the trifecta that’s been in place ever since. Controlling all three vital centers of state power makes it much easier for the dominate party to pursue its agenda and essentially operate without aggressive oversight.  This was not unlike how the Democrats ran Texas when they had a power trifecta during their era of single party rule which ended in 1994.


Will Hurd
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd announced in a statement Thursday he will not seek reelection to represent the 23rd District of Texas, which spans from San Antonio along the U.S.-Mexico border to El Paso.

The racist rhetoric from President Trump attacking four freshmen Democratic women, who he tweeted should "go back" to their countries of origin, escalated Wednesday night at his campaign rally in North Carolina.

"Send her back," the crowd chanted, during a riff in which the president criticized Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born American citizen from Minnesota.

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Latinos will make up the largest minority voting group in 2020. What can the history and rise of the Latino vote tell us about the changing U.S. political landscape?

  

Julián Castro speaking in January, 2019.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The first Democratic presidential candidate debate is Wednesday night in Miami. Candidates are split into two separate debates scheduled for June 26 and 27.

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Presidential candidate Julián Castro says too many lives have been cut short by a broken police system. The former Housing Secretary hopes to fix that system in his newest policy proposal revealed Monday.

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When Texans head to the polls on Super Tuesday in 2020, the act of voting could be very different. Texas lawmakers are looking at bills to cut property taxes and boost school spending, and they're also looking at ways to secure elections in the state, particularly with Senate Bill 9. 


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