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Trump is one of five American presidents to be elected after losing the popular vote. Those who won did so by maintaining a majority of electoral college votes. Is this the best system for a representative democracy? Who decides how we elect the President of the United States?

  

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Saturday's election results defied expectations in some races and met them in others. One thing was certain: Some fights are not over yet.

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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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"Building the City You Deserve" is how San Antonio’s mayor set the foundation for his 2019 re-election campaign. But is it enough to be re-elected? Ron Nirenberg wants voters to look at the progress of projects started under his tenure and see him as a fellow resident who wants the best for San Antonio.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Greg Brockhouse has emerged as the main challenger to Mayor Ron Nirenberg in the 2019 municipal elections. The District 6 councilman is attempting to unseat an incumbent mayor, and he's gambling his political career on this fight.

Election 2019: A Voting Guide for Bexar County

Apr 20, 2019
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Municipal and school board elections take place Saturday in San Antonio, Leon Valley, Windcrest and other cities in Bexar County.

Tune in at 8 p.m. for live coverage of the races, candidates and issues from the TPR newsroom. Leave us a voicemail about your voting experience at (210) 615-8982. Your comments may go to air.

Here's a Q&A, profiles and special reports to prepare you before you vote.

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Texas begins redistricting in two years. The process will slice up Texas into political districts. When the districts are redrawn to benefit a particular party, it's called gerrymandering.  Some say it's time to finally end this particular political game.

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign faces a crowded field of Democrats who want to challenge him for the presidency. Among them is Julian Castro. The former San Antonio mayor and secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development is not a household name. But he is working to change that.

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Texas has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country, according experts who track marijuana laws. But some lawmakers from both parties are ready to change that.

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After months of intense speculation, Democrat Beto O'Rourke told El Paso television station KTSM via text Wednesday that he is running for president in 2020, the station reported.

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