is the community reporter for The Texas Tribune. While at the Tribune, Alex helped revamp the "Texplainer" series and also spearheaded our first-ever Facebook group, "This Is Your Texas," an online community for folks who want to engage in a constructive dialogue about policy challenges facing our state. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Journalism. She joined the Tribune in August 2016 as a newsletters fellow and later transitioned into a reporting fellow just in time for the 85th legislative session. Prior to coming to the Tribune, Alex worked for USA Today College as both a collegiate correspondent and their first-ever breaking news correspondent. She has also worked for the Daily Dot where she covered politics, race, and social issues.
Amid concerns about "rigged" voting machines, both Gov. Greg Abbott and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst have expressed interest in legislation to add paper trail backups to the state's electronic voting machines.
There are scattered reports of outdated signs and poll workers providing inaccurate information as Texas holds its first general election since federal courts found the state's voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act.
Democratic challenger Pete Gallego accused U.S. Rep. Will Hurd of not doing another to distance himself from Donald Trump, while Hurd cited his rival's lack of legislative accomplishments during his own time in Congress.