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Trump, in Austin, Assails Clinton Over Foundation Ties

Republican nominee for president Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Austin on August 23, 2016.
Republican nominee for president Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Austin on August 23, 2016.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking Tuesday in Austin, assailed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as unfit for public office in the wake of new reports about ties to her family foundation while serving as U.S. secretary of state.

Trump Makes Unusual Swing Through Texas

Donald Trump signs posters after his speech at a June rally at Gilley's in Dallas.
Donald Trump signs posters after his speech at a June rally at Gilley's in Dallas.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making an unusual general election swing through Texas with a series of events — some public — planned Tuesday across the reliably red state.

 

Trump Makes Unusual Swing Through Texas

Donald Trump signs posters after his speech at a June rally at Gilley's in Dallas.
Donald Trump signs posters after his speech at a June rally at Gilley's in Dallas.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making an unusual general election swing through Texas with a series of events — some public — planned Tuesday across the reliably red state.

 

Texas: The Real Voter Fraud (Video)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a voter ID law in 2011 that required individuals to present a state-issued photo ID at the polls. But the majority of voter fraud convictions in the state involve mail-in ballots.

 

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a voter ID law in 2011 that required individuals to present a state-issued photo ID at the polls. But the majority of voter fraud convictions in the state involve mail-in ballots.

 

Review of States with Voter ID Laws Found No Impersonation Fraud

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference on March 14, 2016 dismissed President Obama's criticisms of the state's efforts to improve voter turnout, arguing that the state must crack down on "rampant" voter fraud.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference on March 14, 2016 dismissed President Obama's criticisms of the state's efforts to improve voter turnout, arguing that the state must crack down on "rampant" voter fraud.

Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis shows little evidence that such fraud is widespread.

 

Trump to Hold Rally in Austin

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

Donald Trump is holding a rally Tuesday in Austin, his first public event in Texas as the Republican presidential nominee.

 

Trump to Hold Rally in Austin

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

Donald Trump is holding a rally Tuesday in Austin, his first public event in Texas as the Republican presidential nominee.

 

Analysis: That Silly Perry Vs. Cruz Idea? Don’t Be So Quick to Dismiss It

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry and state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, are shown at a press conference at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 4, 2014.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry and state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, are shown at a press conference at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 4, 2014.

Ted Cruz and Rick Perry are well known across Texas, able to raise money inside and outside of the state, and demonstrably ambitious. The speculation about a 2018 matchup will probably come to nothing, right?

Analysis: That Silly Perry Vs. Cruz Idea? Don’t Be So Quick to Dismiss It

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry and state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, are shown at a press conference at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 4, 2014.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry and state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, are shown at a press conference at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 4, 2014.

Ted Cruz and Rick Perry are well known across Texas, able to raise money inside and outside of the state, and demonstrably ambitious. The speculation about a 2018 matchup will probably come to nothing, right?

Growing Zika Threat Prompts New Calls for Medicaid Expansion in Texas

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects, to humans. Officials say there have been no cases of mosquito-to-human transmission in Texas.
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects, to humans. Officials say there have been no cases of mosquito-to-human transmission in Texas.

Advocates for the uninsured are hoping the threat of Zika will spur Republican leaders to consider a massive expansion of subsidized health care to the low-income Texans they say are most vulnerable to the disease.

Texas Leaders Mum on Trump's Plan to Enlist Election Observers

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

Despite their concerns about voting integrity, Texas officials are so far silent about a possible fleet of partisan election observers Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is urging to the polls.

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