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Carlos Zamora shows a voter registration card from a pile placed on the counter of the Tierra Caliente taco truck on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Houston. Zamora is with Mi Familia Vota, a Latino activist group that seeks to register more voters in the Latino community. Mi Familia Vota partnered with a local design firm to make eight of the city's taco trucks into mobile voter registration booths after a surrogate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently suggested that unless the United States fortifies its borders and tightens immigration limits, "You're going to have taco trucks on every corner." (AP Photo/John L. Mone)

12 Texas Counties Hold More Registered Voters than Adults, Says Study

An election integrity law firm put 12 Texas counties on notice “for holding more registered voters than adult residents” during the 2016 Election. If the jurisdictions do not respond to requests for more information and demonstrate that corrective measures in place, they could risk federal lawsuits from the organization.

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Report: DOJ to Investigate Illegal Affirmative Action

The New York Times reported Tuesday that an internal Department of Justice document indicates the Civil Rights Division will be investigating “intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”


SCOTUS Throws Cold Water Early on Obama’s Partisan Gerrymandering Project

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines Monday with its acceptance of a case that argues whether legislative maps can be ruled unconstitutional simply due to the partisan advantages that may be gained from their designs. Some election law experts contend the matter is a means to an end in transferring redistricting powers—commonly held in legislative branches—to commissions not directly answerable to the electorate.

Texas Mailman Convicted in Election Bribery Case

McALLEN, Texas — A U.S. Postal Service employee in this border city has pleaded guilty in federal court to taking money in exchange for sharing the names and addresses of mail ballot voters with Democrat get-out-the-vote operatives, locally known as “politiqueras.”

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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

Texas Voter ID ‘Fix’ Led to Improper Voting, Officials Say

The Texas voter ID “fix” instituted before the November presidential election, which allowed citizens without proper documentation to sign a sworn affidavit indicating why they could not procure one in time, now leaves local election officials considering whether “hundreds” of voters should be referred to prosecutors for abusing the safety net.

DOJ to Oversee ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Town’s Elections for 6 Years

Just before city candidates will begin to sign up for running for office, a federal judge has issued a judgment and injunction prohibiting the City of Pasadena from using what she ruled was an unconstitutional redistricting plan. The municipality will also be placed under federal “preclearance” for six years–requiring Justice Department approval to any changes to election rules.

Texas City’s Elections Under DOJ Oversight After Hispanic Discrimination Ruling

Pasadena, Texas, will be monitored by the Justice Department now that a federal judge has ruled that the City violated the Voting Rights Act by intentionally changing its city council districts to decrease Hispanic influence. The City, which the court ruled has a “long history of discrimination against minorities,” will have to get permission from the DOJ to make any changes in election policy going forward, otherwise known as pre-clearance.

SCOTUS Denies Texans’ Request to Block Political Representation for Noncitizens

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision Monday for the case Evenwel v. Abbott. The ruling denied two Texas voters’ requests to perform legislative redistricting measures that would have reduced the political clout of urban, non-citizen dominant areas of the state. Noncitizens, felons and minors will continue to be accounted for when political boundaries are drawn in the foreseeable future.