Tag Archives: Texas Politics

How Did Texas End Up With Such Screwy Political Districts?

This year, all 36 of Texas’ congressional representatives are up for re-election, but only one of those races is considered by most observers to actually be competitive. When it comes to state house and senate races, the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Tracking With Statewide Trend, Early Voting Up in West Texas

Across the state this election cycle we’ve already seen increases in the number of early votes cast, and that’s held true for large swaths of West Texas, too. Counties from the Big Bend borderlands to the Permian Basin saw an … Continue reading

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How Secure Is Electronic Voting In Texas?

With talk of rigging and stolen elections, people are more concerned than usual about whether their vote will count. As part of our #TXDecides series, examining issues facing voters in the 2016 campaign, we explore the security of paperless electronic … Continue reading

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Why Is Texas So Red, And How Did It Get That Way?

We all know Texas is a red state. Democrats haven’t won a statewide election since 1994, and Republicans have carried the state in every presidential election since 1976. The question of how that came to be got Gilda Garcia wondering, so … Continue reading

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#TXDecides Live Blog: The Final Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off tonight in the third and last presidential debate. Follow along as we hear reactions and commentary from fellow Texans. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with #TXDecides, and follow along below! This … Continue reading

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The Votes Are In – Here’s What You Want To Know Before The 2016 Election

We asked for your questions about this year’s election, and you delivered! Over the past few months, Marfa Public Radio and other public radio stations across Texas have compiled queries about this year’s election from voters all over the state. … Continue reading

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In Hurd-Gallego Rematch, Veterans Issues Again a Flashpoint

If it’s an even-numbered year, there’s a good chance of a competitive race for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, a perennial swing seat sprawling across West Texas. Also likely is a fierce debate over which candidate is a better advocate for … Continue reading

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Got Questions About The 2016 Election? We Want To Answer Them

In Texas, there’s far more at stake in the 2016 election season than who takes the White House. The state is battling with federal courts over the voter ID law. Demographic change is accelerating. In one West Texas congressional district, … Continue reading

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Hope as They Might, Democrats Don’t See Trump Losing Texas

WASHINGTON — Arizona. Georgia. Utah. Indiana. Is Texas next?  Across the country in recent days, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has suffered polling collapses in a slew of traditionally conservative states. The deterioration raises the question: Is Trump such a … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio Announces Texas Leadership Team

WASHINGTON — On the heels of his strong third-place finish in Iowa, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida announced his Texas leadership team Tuesday morning. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz placed first in Iowa’s Monday evening contest, and is expected to also best Rubio in … Continue reading

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