Tribpedia: Texas Election Recounts

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Texas elections are subject to recounts in some cases, provided they meet one of three criteria. 

According to the office of the Texas Secretary of State, if a district or statewide election employed the use of an electronic voting system, a candidate may request a recount. The Help America Vote Act mandates that every polling site have at least one ...

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Dan Neil at table with attorneys during a public hearing for the election contest of House D-48
Dan Neil at table with attorneys during a public hearing for the election contest of House D-48

Testimony Under Way in HD-48 Fight [Updated]

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More than a dozen witnesses took the stand today to testify about where they lived and how they voted in the House District 48 contest in the November 2010 election.

E-Voting Suit Reveals Frailties of the Ballot Box

It's the stuff of an Orwellian dystopia: a voting machine hacked, an election stolen, the public none the wiser. Yet some civil rights groups believe it's a legitimate threat in Texas, one of only 12 states that still use paperless electronic voting machines. Ensuring the purity of the ballot box has been a point of concern for lawmakers since "hanging chad" entered the lexicon. Congress passed the Help America Vote Act to improve the administration of federal elections, but an irony of post-2000 reforms is that the electronic machines brought in to replace outdated lever-and-punch-card-based systems have their own flaws.