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Judge Blocks Texas from Giving Public Voter Data to Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

A Democrat Texas judge blocked the Secretary of State (TxSOS) from turning over data to President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity from the public voter rolls. The TxSOS is required by state law to turn over the public information to anyone who requests it properly as long as it is not for commercial use.

Texas Early Voting

Texans Head to Polls on Monday as Early Voting Begins

Early voting for the 2016 presidential election begins in Texas on Monday. In addition to the state’s 38 electoral votes for President of the United States, state and county officials are vying for your votes. Early voting locations will be

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Name Order on Ballots, It Matters

The primary election is on Tuesday in Texas and a researcher at Sam Houston State University says that ballot order can make a big difference for some candidates.

Property Tax Reform

Texas Constitutional Amendments Pass Easily

All seven of the propositions for Texas Constitutional Amendments passed easily in a statewide election that saw a voter turnout of just over 11 percent. Texans will now see a lower property tax thanks to an increased homestead exemption and don’t have to worry about the state legislature creating a new sales tax on homes.

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Governor Sends Texas Secretary of State on Goodwill Mission to Mexico

Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent his newly appointed Secretary of State, Carlos Cascos, to Mexico City to deliver a “message of bilateral collaboration on behalf of the State of Texas.” Secretary Cascos arrived in Mexico on Monday and will return on Thursday.