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A federal judge has tossed out a new law softening Texas’ strict voter identification requirements. Texas’ attorney general says he will appeal the ruling.
“Despite the fact I am a U.S. citizen, I want you to know that I have not been able to vote in any election since Texas passed its voter ID law in 2013.”
Judges had trouble swallowing the State’s defense of political maps that minority groups say minimize the political clout of Latino and black Texans.
After a disastrous November election, Denton County is planning a return to paper ballots, due in part to voters distrusting electronic voting machines.
The Northside was considered a stronghold for Taylor, but Nirenberg captured a majority in dozens of precincts that favored Taylor in the general election.
In the initial May 6 ballot, fewer than one in 10 voters were under age 34, though they represent more than a third of San Antonio’s voting age population.
Many observers point to Texas’ growing Hispanic population, which tends to lean Democratic, as an indication that the political tides will soon shift.
From May 30 through Tuesday, June 6, just over 60,535 people took advantage of the early voting period
On a rainy Tuesday, the first day of early voting, 7,471 San Antonio residents cast votes in the mayoral and City Council runoff races, marking a 7% higher turnout than the first day of early voting for the May 6 general and bond election, when a total of 7,001 people turned out to vote.