The special election for Texas House District 125 has pulled a predictably low number of voters during the early voting period.
Some lawmakers had fretted that sending the preliminary, faulty list to the state’s top prosecutor would intimidate voters.
At his confirmation hearing, Whitley faced tough questioning from Democrats over his decision to erroneously question the citizenship status of tens of thousands of voters.
Councilman Greg Brockhouse will make a campaign announcement on Saturday, but it’s still unclear which office he will seek – District 6 or the mayor’s.
Chief Justice Nathan Hecht called on lawmakers to consider changing Texas to a system of merit selection and retention elections.
Abbott focused on bread-and-butter policy in a forum that has often featured a lot of red meat.
The ACLU and others are asking a federal court to block counties from sending notices requiring certain voters to prove their citizenship.
Texas officials flagged 95,000 voters for citizenship reviews. But after thousands have already been cleared, questions are being raised about how they handled the process.
County officials said the number mistakenly flagged is “significant.”
The lawsuit comes after at least one county has begun sending notices asking certain voters to prove that they are citizens.