POLITICS: Elections

Controversial GOP Chairman's Tenure Ends in Travis County

Wearing his trademark jester hat, Rob Morrow spoke to reporters on Aug. 24, 2016, in Austin about no longer serving as Travis County GOP chairman. As he spoke, county party steering committee member Joe Pojman asked him to leave.
Wearing his trademark jester hat, Rob Morrow spoke to reporters on Aug. 24, 2016, in Austin about no longer serving as Travis County GOP chairman. As he spoke, county party steering committee member Joe Pojman asked him to leave.

The brief, zany tenure of Travis County GOP Chairman Robert Morrow came to an end Friday, as party officials made clear the conspiracy theorist abandoned his post by running for president and he accepted their conclusion without question.

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.

 

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?

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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