Texas Election News
US Supreme Court hears Texas gerrymandering case
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving Texas’ congressional and state legislative maps. The state of Texas is asking the justices to overturn a lower federal court’s findings that the state’s congressional and statehouse maps were drawn with discriminatory intent. A federal
Texans vote in first primary of 2018
Texas is home to the first primary races of the 2018 election and both parties will watch the results for indications of how the battle to control Congress may play out in November. Republicans and Democrats alike are heavily invested in the outcome for both House and Senate races. In the Senate
Texas primary results leave Democrats in limbo
The first national test of the Democrats’ surge of voter energy and their ability to influence the November election came to a head in Texas on Tuesday. The biggest race of the night for the party goes to a runoff, setting up months of conflict between the establishment and its progressive wing and
WH press secretary Sarah Sanders takes questions on Russian election interference and more
ABC News' powerhouse politics team breaks down the headlines out of the briefing.
Texas Election Results
Voters in the state of Texas are heading to the polls on Election Day 2016. There are 38 electoral votes at stake in Texas in the presidential race. Texas allows for early voting. The Lone Star state boasts large numbers of evangelical Christian and social conservative voters. Voting History in the
Election Officials Dispute Donald Trump's Claims of 'Rigged' Election
With just 21 days to go before Election Day , Donald Trump has claimed repeatedly on the campaign trail that the election is being "rigged," tweeting on Monday specifically about "large scale voter fraud " being a problem. Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election
Tea Party-Backed Candidate Beats Texas Lt. Governor Again
State Sen. Dan Patrick trounced incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday’s Republican runoff. Patrick, a conservative talk show host and the tea party favorite, beat back Dewhurst’s re-election bid by a whopping 28 percentage points, 64 percent to 36 percent. Dewhurst’s defeat is his...
Russia Takes Swipe at US Democracy Ahead of Election
MOSCOW — Moscow’s Foreign Ministry took a shot at American democracy on Wednesday. “The #US lectures the world on democracy and human rights, but looks only to its own laws when flaws in its voting system are pointed out,” the ministry tweeted from its English...
Tea Party Test in Texas Senate Primary
After a long, expensive and fiercely fought battle, the Texas GOP Senate primary will come to a close today, as voters cast ballots in the runoff between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a test for the Tea Party. Dewhurst,...
Texas Senate Primary Hits Final Stretch
It's been 19 months and tens of millions of dollars in the making, but the Texas Senate primary between former State Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is finally nearing its end. Next Tuesday the two candidates face off in a runoff race for the GOP nomination for the Senate