Let’s talk about Gohmert and the Texas attorney general’s race – Beau of the Fifth Column

Polling places for urban voters of color would be cut under Texas Senate’s version of voting bill being negotiated with House

Voters in some urban, Democratic areas of Harris and Tarrant counties would see a drastic drop in polling places under the Senate version of Senate Bill 7, a Texas Tribune analysis shows. The number of Election Day polling places in largely Democratic parts of major Texas countieswould fall dramatically under a Republican proposal to changeContinue reading “Polling places for urban voters of color would be cut under Texas Senate’s version of voting bill being negotiated with House”

New Criminal Penalties In Election Bills Would Impact Texans Of Color, Civil Rights Groups Say

In a letter to the state’s Republican leaders, a coalition of voting rights and criminal justice organizations found 29 election bills that would add 87 new criminal penalties, 77% of them felonies. Bills aimed at changing Texas election law would create dozens of new criminal penalties, many of which could largely impact people of color,Continue reading “New Criminal Penalties In Election Bills Would Impact Texans Of Color, Civil Rights Groups Say”

Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to release texts, emails sent during pro-Trump rally and Capitol riot

The Texas attorney general’s office is attempting to withhold all messages Ken Paxton sent or received while in Washington for the pro-Donald Trump rally that devolved into a riot at the U.S. Capitol. Several news organizations in Texas have requested copies of the attorney general’s work-related communications. The Texas Public Information Act guarantees the public’sContinue reading “Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to release texts, emails sent during pro-Trump rally and Capitol riot”

AG Ken Paxton and wife Sen. Angela Paxton went to Utah during Texas freeze

While millions of Texans languished in their homes last week without heat, many of them racking up astronomical electricity bills, the state official in charge of consumer protection left to take an out-of-state trip. According to a campaign spokesman, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton left the state during the middle of the power outage crisisContinue reading “AG Ken Paxton and wife Sen. Angela Paxton went to Utah during Texas freeze”

Lawsuit: Texas AG Ken Paxton swapped political favors for home remodel, job for alleged ‘mistress’

The new allegations offer up the most detailed theory to date about why Paxton helped Austin real estate developer Nate Paul even as his top aides balked at his behavior. Four former high ranking agency officials are accusing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of swapping political favors for a donor’s help with a home remodelContinue reading “Lawsuit: Texas AG Ken Paxton swapped political favors for home remodel, job for alleged ‘mistress’”

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