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From Texas Standard:

Political dynamics in Texas are shifting. That’s, in part, because of a growing Asian population, as well as a massive wave of young people migrating here from other parts of the country. Some argue all that could shift the state from red to blue. But these demographic changes are also happening at the same time as city populations are surging – something some Texas researchers say is an overlooked factor.

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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?


Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio

With less than two weeks left in the 86th legislative session, lawmakers are racing to have their bills considered, passed and sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. The fate of much of the proposed legislation will be decided in these final days.

A three-judge federal panel in San Antonio is considering whether statehouse and congressional districts scheduled to be drawn state lawmakers in 2021 should be under federal pre-clearance before they are used in elections.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.

Hildalgo County

The mayor of a small Texas border town was arrested and charged with election fraud and illegal voting on Thursday.

Bexar County voters in Texas House District 125, which covers parts of San Antonio’s Northwest side, made their final selection on Tuesday. Democrat Ray Lopez, the former District 6 city councilman, faced Republican Fred Rangel, a businessman.

Tim Hernandez / Texas Public Radio

Former Democratic State Senator Carlos Uresti of San Antonio was sentenced to five years in prison for a federal bribery case involving Reeves County. He plead guilty in the case last October.

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Texas lieutenant governor is said to be the most powerful political office in the state. Its occupant controls the work of the Texas Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of the Legislative Budget Board.  

We talk to Democrat candidate Mike Collier.