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Texas lawmakers are working on an omnibus elections bill that could crack down on cases of election fraud. Supporters say the proposed legislation will curb illegal voting while others worry that if passed, the new rules could result in voter intimidation and suppression.


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

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You probably remember the frustrations during the 2016 and 2018 elections: the long lines at the polls, the questions about whether our votes were being property recorded and whether voting machines were being hacked or not. A new study offers little comfort to those hoping 2020 will be better. It finds that voting technology across the U.S. is outdated and falling apart.

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San Antonio Federal Judge Fred Biery heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by the League of United Latin American Citizens against the state over a voter purge list.

Almost 68 percent of voters in Texas voted straight ticket during the 2018 general election, according to a new report from the Austin Community College Center for Public Policy and Political Studies.

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The names of 95,000 registered voters were flagged Friday by the Texas secretary of state's office for what it said were possible issues of valid citizenship, prompting pushback and even litigation from civil rights groups. A few days later, the state office quietly called counties to let them know many of those voters names actually should not have made the list.


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After Texas state officials announced it was flagging tens of thousands of registered voters for citizenship checks, two civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit, citing voter intimidation.

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The Texas secretary of state's office announced Friday it would send local election officials a list of 95,000 registered voters who the state says counties should consider checking to see whether they are U.S. citizens and, therefore, legally eligible to vote.

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Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday to her Republican opponent Will Hurd in the race for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, which stretches from San Antonio to El Paso.

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This Election Day, what rights do you currently have as a voter in the U.S. and in Texas? With early voter turnout surpassing that of previous midterms, citizens have much to consider when heading to the polls. On "The Source," we'll hear from the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Brennan Center for Justice and St. Mary's University professor emeritus Henry Flores.


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