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Texas 2022 Elections

Texas votes: Abortion, border security and marijuana energize voters on Election Day

Texas voters cast their ballots Tuesday with a wide variety of issues on their minds, including the state’s grid and the Uvalde shooting.

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A stroke couldn’t keep this veteran from voting on Election Day 

Veteran Slade Allison, complained about border safety, communisim, and abortion when talking about why he voted Republican in Lufkin, Texas, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2022 after voting in the midterm elections.  (Photo by Michael Stravato for Texas Tribune)
University of North Texas student, Elizabeth Garcia, stands next to a sign for the Gateway Center where they placed their vote on Election Day in Denton, Texas.

A local ballot question that would decriminalize marijuana got this Denton voter's attention  

Pedro Olivarez stands outside the Las Palmas voting site in the Westside of San Antonio, Texas on Election Day, November 8, 2022. Olivarez, a new father, felt like he needed to vote for his daughter and her future rights.

San Antonio man hopes for even a “small change” to abortion access 

Pedro Olivarez watches San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg introduce gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke at the Las Palmas voting site in the Westside of San Antonio, Texas on Election Day, November 8, 2022. Olivarez, a new father, felt like he needed to vote for his daughter and her future rights.

Lufkin mom wants safer schools after Uvalde shooting 

Liliana Ayala, 28, says "I don’t want to feel like my kid could get shot" as one of the reasons she voted in Lufkin, Texas, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2022 after casting her vote for Democrats in the midterm elections.  (Photo by Michael Stravato for Texas Tribune)

A San Antonio publisher split her ticket 

Local publisher Gigi Hughes stands for a photograph after voting at the Claude Black Center voting site in the Eastside of San Antonio, Texas on Election Day.

Once a nonvoter, this Lubbock business owner and mom is engaged 

Katie Joiner talks about who she voted for after leaving the Broadway Church of Christ voting precinct. Lubbock voters commented about their voter preferences during the mid-term elections Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Living with ALS, this Lufkin voter navigates the ballot box 

Sarah Rosenzweig, who has been a wheelchair for 10 years with ALS, voted for Democrats after discribing voting accessability issues in Lufkin, Texas, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2022 after voting in the midterm elections.  (Photo by Michael Stravato for Texas Tribune)

Voting along party lines is “lazy,” South Texas voter says 

Kyle Jacobson comments about voting outside of the Broadway Church of Christ polling station. Lubbock voters comment about their voter preferences during the mid-term elections Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

$200 million road question more important than statewide issues, Lubbock voter says 

Ashyln Lawson and her 8 year old son James Hobbs are photographed outside of the Southside Community Center after casting her vote in Tarrant County on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

A Fort Worth Republican hopes the state’s political divide closes 

Leo Cuervo.

Uvalde shooting, not immigration, sends South Texas voter to ballot box 

Kenneth Finley, born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, is photographed outside of the Southside Community Center after casting his vote in Tarrant County on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

Voter hopes Black community will be safer after election 

Jacqlyn Molz poses with her 10 month old daughter Harper after voting in the 2022 midterm election at the Williamson County Georgetown Annex in Georgetown, Texas on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 

Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune

In central Texas, this voter wants religion back in schools 

Republicans don’t have best interest of women at heart, South Texas voter says 

Supporters campaign for Mayra Flores outside a polling location in Weslaco on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022.

“God, the family and country” are paramount to this Republican voter  

Sherman and Brenda Brand pose for a portrait after voting in the 2022 midterm election at the Williamson County Georgetown Annex in Georgetown, Texas on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 

Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune

Nation has gone to “heck in a handbasket,” says voter

Alexandrea Burston is photographed outside of the Southside Community Center after casting her vote in Tarrant County on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

Texas laws don’t reflect Black voters, Fort Worth voter thinks  


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