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    03/19/2016 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
    A project of the Committee To Restore America's Greatness CONTACT 1-855-245-4634 TO REPORT IRREGULARITIES OR VOTER FRAUD. The Trump Ballot Security Project was formed when the main stream media reported dozens of voting irregularities in the Texas Republican primary. This ultimately totaled over 600 reports in at least six counties including Dallas County and Travis County. In virtually every case votes cast for Donald J. Trump were tallied for Senator Marco Rubio. We established a Toll Free number to collect further reports of voter irregularities. Almost immediately there were over 300 complaints from Oklahoma. Only a week later the Kansas...
  • Cruz, Clinton still lead in Texas (Cruz 38%, Trump 26%, Rubio 13%); (Hillary 66%, Sanders 26%)

    02/24/2016 6:07:02 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 28 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 2/24/2016 | TEXAS PULSE/STATESMAN POLL
    Despite taking a tumble in national polls and early voting states, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz still has a 12-percentage-point lead over businessman Donald Trump in the Texas Republican presidential primary, according to the Texas Pulse/Statesman poll released Feb. 24, 2016. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a whopping 40-point lead over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Methodology: This Texas Pulse poll surveyed about 1,000 likely voters — 620 Republicans and 411 Democrats — between Feb. 19 and Feb. 22.
  • Cruz, Trump tied in WFAA Texas poll (Cruz 32, Trump 32, Rubio 17), (Hilary 61, Sanders 32)

    02/24/2016 5:12:08 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 53 replies
    WFAA/Survey USA ^ | 2/24/2016 | Jason Whitely
    DALLAS - Six days before Super Tuesday, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are now tied in Texas, according to a new public opinion poll commissioned by WFAA-TV. Cruz and Trump both had 32 percent support from likely and actual GOP primary voters, with a 3.9 percent margin of error. It is the most recent survey of Texas voters and the first one to show Cruz no longer leading in his home state. “He’s fading,” said Cal Jillson, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, of Ted Cruz’s candidacy. “Trump has proven to be stronger and more resilient than anyone...
  • Houston Public Media/UH Center for Public Policy – Super Tuesday (trunc) (C 35%, T 20%, R 8%)

    02/24/2016 3:01:27 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 12 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | 2/25/2016 | Richard Murray & Robert M. Stein
    If the 2016 Texas Republican primary election for president were held today, which of the following possible candidates would you vote for, or are you undecided at this time? Frequency Percent Ted Cruz 144 35% Donald Trump 84 20% Marco Rubio 34 8% Ben Carson 30 7% Jeb Bush 20 5% John Kasich 18 4% Undecided 79 19% Refused 6 2% Total 415 100%
  • Texas Primary Election Results 2014: Live Senate Map by County, Midterm Races

    03/04/2014 6:39:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 58 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 3/4/2014
    POLITICO's 2014 Texas Election Results and Live Primary Map, includes Midterm Races for Senate, House, Governor and Key Ballot Measures. Winner J. Cornyn (i) 62.2% 380,820 S. Stockman 17.4% 106,531 D. Stovall 9.7% 59,366 L. Vega 3.6% 22,170 K. Cope 2.6% 15,641 C. Mapp 1.9% 11,502 R. Reasor 1.7% 10,415 C. Cleaver 0.9% 5,726 Article Link: Texas Primary Election Results 2014: Live Senate Map by County, Midterm Races - POLITICO ( Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (
  • Discussion Thread: Texas Primary Today (3-4-14) ..first hand reports, observations, comments..

    03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST · by ken5050 · 355 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I was hoping one of the Texas FReepers would start a thread, but didn't see one. The Texas primary is today..several interesting races, but the BIG ONE involves Cornyn. When you vote...let us know what you heard/saw? What's the weather like down there?
  • SHOCKING VIDEOS: Pete Sessions Supports Amnesty to ‘Accommodate’ Illegal Aliens for ‘Right Reasons’

    03/01/2014 9:41:33 PM PST · by House Atreides · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    "A series of videos from several town halls in 2013 have surfaced showing that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) supports amnesty for illegal aliens, despite claims from his re-election campaign that he is against allowing illegal aliens stay in America...."
  • Crazy Steve Stockman Could Force Senator Cornyn Into Runoff in TX GOP Primary

    02/19/2014 10:29:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Politicus, Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 18, 2014 | Keith Brekhus
    Though the media consistently mocks Congressman Steve Stockman’s bizarre behavior and his ridiculously inept campaign for US Senator, a new Human Events-Gravis Marketing poll suggests that Stockman may pose a legitimate threat to John Cornyn in the Republican primary. The poll conducted February 10 to February 12th, shows Cornyn leading 43-28 percent. While this may appear to be a comfortable margin, it puts Cornyn well below the 50 percent threshold he would require to avoid a two person runoff in May. In addition, Cornyn has reason to worry because a poll taken two months ago, conducted by a different polling...
  • I just voted and saw an Interesting trend

    05/25/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT · by mylife · 89 replies
    mylife | 5/25/12 | mylife
    <p>I just got back from voting in the Texas Primary. What I saw was the place was packed. There were 50% lines for the Republican primary and 50% lines for he Dem Primary.</p> <p>Guess what happened? No a soul on the Dem Primary line. Not a soul!</p>
  • Gov. Perry and Top TX Conservative Groups Endorse Black State Rep. James White over Mike Hamilton

    04/23/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 19 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/22/12 | David Bellow
    The Governor of Texas, along with other high ranking Republican officials, will be stopping by Southeast Texas soon. They will be coming here to endorse State Representative James White in his re-election big to the Texas House of Representatives against Mike Hamilton in the HD 19 Primary Race which includes Hardin County, Polk County, Tyler County, Jasper County and Newton County. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has already endorsed James White. James White is one of the few minority (black) elected officials in the Texas Legislature. That is not why he is getting so much support though. James White is...
  • Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri FOR Winner Take All – Fair & Grassroots Want It - RNC Waiver Likely

    04/10/2012 3:16:30 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 6 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/10/12 | David Bellow
    The State Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas has come out and expressed support for Texas going back to Winner Take All. He also explained why the Texas GOP has a good reason to qualify for a waiver if needed due to our circumstances, and also explained that the National Convention Delegates (Not the RNC) would vote to make the ultimate decision of whether or not Texas should be penalized. See Bottom of this Article for the Video and Transcript of What Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri had to Say about Texas Winner Take All Including this recent support...
  • Santorum Backers Look to Change Texas Primary Rules

    04/05/2012 6:40:06 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 40 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | April 5, 2012 | Jay Root
    Rick Santorum, trying to keep his presidential hopes alive despite increasingly long odds, is looking for the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass from Texas Republicans. Santorum has noted in recent days that some Texas party activists are waging an uphill battle to change the rules of the May 29 primary so that whoever wins would get all 152 delegates up for grabs in the contest. The activists, led by Santorum supporters, say they have enough support to force an emergency meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee, though major hurdles loom beyond that. The Republican National Committee would...
  • Texas GOP to call an Emergency SREC Meeting to go back to Winner Take All. Texas has 155 Delegates

    04/05/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 48 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/5/2012 | David Bellow
    Texas Republicans are calling for an Emergency Texas GOP meeting to go to winner take all. Texas is tired of being overlooked and not having a voice in Presidential Races. This might keep Romney from getting 1144 delegates and force a Brokered Convention!
  • Federal court orders May 29 primary date for Texas

    03/01/2012 4:50:05 PM PST · by deport · 18 replies · 4+ views
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The federal court in San Antonio has ordered Texas to hold its primary elections on May 29, resolving for now one of the biggest issues in the state's redistricting battles. The three-judge panel issued the election schedule two days after releasing political maps for Texas to use in the 2012 election. Legal disputes over the maps for congressional and House districts have kept Texas from holding elections. In the primary schedule released Thursday, the filing period for candidates reopens Friday and closes March 9. While the court order clarifies the election schedule, some minority groups...
  • Delayed Texas primary could be a setback for Perry campaign

    12/20/2011 8:31:22 AM PST · by mylife · 25 replies
    WNEP ^ | 12/17/11 | Jim Forsyth
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A panel of three federal judges late on Friday approved a plan to delay the Texas primary elections from March 6 to April 3, a move that could be a blow to Republican Governor Rick Perry's presidential hopes. A likely victory in Texas on March 6 would have given Perry a surge of momentum on Super Tuesday, when 10 other states are holding primaries or caucuses. Now, Texas's primary will be toward the end of the calendar. Related U.S. Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry steps off his bus on his way to a...
  • Sweet: Obama wins (projected) 5 more Texas delegates than Clinton.

    03/07/2008 1:56:10 PM PST · by Signalman · 81 replies · 1,106+ views
    Sun Times ^ | March 7, 2008 | Lynn Sweet
    BALTIMORE, MD.--The Obama campaign is claiming a five-delegate margin of victory in Texas, according to projections from the campaign. FROM THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN.... Obama Wins Delegate Fight in Texas AUSTIN -- Obama Texas State Director Adrian Saenz issued a statement on the projected primary and caucus results that show Senator Obama won more Texas delegates than Senator Clinton. “By fighting the primary to a near-draw and earning a resounding victory in the caucus, the people of Texas have moved Barack Obama one step closer to claiming the Democratic nomination for president,” said Adrian Saenz. “Texans in both parties and of...
  • Huckabee promises Houston crowd he'll keep fighting

    02/21/2008 2:02:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies · 27+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 21, 2008 | KEVIN MORAN
    About 250 enthusiastic supporters chanted "We like Mike" this morning as Republican long-shot presidential candidate Mike Huckabee brought his campaign to Houston. "Your vote on March 4 is not going to be wasted if it's a vote for me," Huckabee told the cheering crowd. "If we win Texas, everything changes." The former Arkansas governor spoke at a campaign rally at the Renaissance Hotel in Greenway Plaza. Political pundits nationwide are saying John McCain has the GOP nomination wrapped up but Huckabee is telling Texans they might be able to turn the tide in favor of his conservative candidacy, in which...
  • McCain Has Yet to Exceed 50% in Texas Polls

    02/18/2008 7:13:12 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies · 142+ views
    Recent polls show that John McCain is in for a struggle in the Republican primary contest in Texas. Despite a recent endorsement from former candidate Mitt Romney and a declaration by much of the American press that McCain is the Republican Nominee, McCain has been forced to stay on the campaign trail and fight for the final delegates needed to win the nomination. If we have learned anything from this election cycle it is that the polls are not to be trusted. So a 4 point lead in Texas is negligible at this point for McCain. McCain could be further...
  • Huckabee tells Texans they can keep him in the Republican race (Plano)

    02/20/2008 8:06:34 PM PST · by PAR35 · 30 replies · 88+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/20/2008 | JEFF CARLTON
    ... "It ain't over until Texas says it's over," Huckabee said of his long-shot campaign. "We win Texas and it all changes." Huckabee told a crowd of about 1,000 at Collin County Community College in suburban Dallas that he is the best choice for conservative voters in "the largest Republican state in the country." He promised to ban abortions and gay marriage and reform the tax code, prompting the loudest applause lines of his 50-minute speech. ... His pitch found a receptive audience among Texas conservatives, but Huckabee has struggled to win endorsements and votes from what he called the...
  • Early voting begins today for Texas presidential primary

    02/19/2008 7:53:33 AM PST · by cazajosa · 28 replies · 362+ views
    Houston ^ | Feb. 19, 2008 | houston chron
    With the start of early voting, the first ballots will be cast today for presidential primary elections in Harris County and surrounding communities. Here are basics on voting before the March 4 primaries: • All registered Texas voters, including 1,826,231 people in Harris County, can vote in the Republican or Democratic primary, early or on Election Day, regardless of how they voted in the past. Participation in a primary does not restrict how voters can vote in the November general election. • Bring your voter registration card or other form of ID for the fastest treatment. • Any voter in...
  • Texas Democratic Presidential Primary - Clinton 54% Obama 38%

    02/15/2008 10:10:26 AM PST · by bshomoic · 34 replies · 799+ views
    Texas Democratic Presidential Primary Texas: Clinton 54% Obama 38% Friday, February 15, 2008 When Election 2008 began, long before the first votes were cast, Senator Hillary Clinton led in the national polls but trailed Barack Obama in the key state of Iowa. Many remarked upon the difference between those national and state numbers. At Rasmussen Reports, we noted that if Clinton won Iowa, she could wrap up the nomination. On the other hand, if Obama won Iowa, he would have the chance to make his case but there would be no clear frontrunner. Today, the situation is reversed. Obama leads...
  • Texas' arcane delegate system suddenly comes into play

    02/11/2008 3:48:22 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 12 replies · 43+ views
    AP via the "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | 08:00 a.m., February 11, 2008 | Staff
    AUSTIN — For the first time in 20 years, Texas will have a heated presidential primary election next month, a contest that will bring the state's complex primary and caucus system into play for Democratic hopefuls Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. "Texas arguably has the most arcane system in the country," state Rep. Juan Garcia, D-Corpus Christi and an Obama backer, told the Houston Chronicle in a story published Sunday. "There are a lot of people scrambling to get smart on it in a hurry." The Democratic and Republican primaries in Texas are March 4. The Clinton-Obama tussle for...
  • I wish all registered voters in Texas would vote for Obama

    02/10/2008 8:57:33 PM PST · by AJFavish · 116 replies · 310+ views
    February 10, 2008 | Allan J. Favish
    Texas will hold its primary on March 4, 2008. People do not register as members of political parties in Texas, so on March 4th, anybody who is registered to vote, can vote for Obama. See With McCain already the Republican nominee effectively, why not have those who lean Republican all vote for Obama to help destroy Hillary's candidacy? Texas will send delegates to the Democrat convention. 126 of those will be chosen in the 31 separate primaries on March 4, 2007 divided by state Senate districts. See Republicans can help Obama get many of these 126. Another 67...
  • 5 incumbants go down in Texas Republican Primary

    03/08/2006 9:41:29 AM PST · by Cat loving Texan · 32 replies · 1,470+ views | Harvey Kronberg
    FIVE INCUMBENTS GO DOWN IN TONIGHT'S RACES Grusendorf, Casteel, Jones, Reyna and Madla are out in the primaries. Five incumbents -- Kent Grusendorf, Carter Casteel, Jesse Jones, Elvira Reyna and Frank Madla -- are out in their respective primaries tonight. Rep. Roy Blake continues to trail Wayne Christian with some boxes yet to be reported. Diane Patrick, who won a hard-fought race against Grusendorf, said the vote in House District 94 was a mandate from the voters of Arlington to fix the school finance system and they wanted everyone at the table to do it. Patrick said it would be...
  • Sitting Democrats' primary losses may signal more voter partisanship (Texas)

    04/15/2004 7:03:53 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 186+ views
    Star-Telegram Austin Bureau ^ | April 15, 2004 | John Moritz
    AUSTIN - Democratic voters in two South Texas state House districts ousted incumbents in Tuesday's runoff elections, completing the party's purge of lawmakers who had either become too cozy with the Republican leadership or fell out of favor with Democratic power brokers. The defeat of state Reps. Gabi Canales of Alice and Roberto Gutierrez of McAllen brought this year's total of dislodged House Democrats to seven -- including Fort Worth's Glenn Lewis. "You could call this the first shot fired in a coordinated strategy to take back the Texas House," said Kelly Fero, a veteran party operative. "And to do...
  • Notes on the Texas primaries

    03/11/2004 1:37:37 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 136+ views ^ | March 10, 2004 | Tina J. Benkiser
    There are a few observations that stand out in examining the 2004 primary elections. First and foremost, Texas Republicans are definitely on track for another historic victory in November. Across the state, Republican voters made informed decisions and chose the very best from a field of quality, conservative candidates. At the statewide level, Republican Railroad Commission Chairman Victor Carrillo came within about 2,000 votes of winning outright a four-way primary for a six year term. He will face a runoff with Robert Butler of Palestine. In the congressional delegation, the GOP has already gained a new seat long before the...
  • Caquias, Vaden vie for Republican nominee for district 27 (South Texas)

    03/07/2004 8:05:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 144+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | March 7, 2004 | Laura B. Martinez
    BROWNSVILLE, March 7, 2004 — Before Brownsville physician Dr. Jesus Antonio Caquias or Ingleside Mayor Willie Vaden can try to unseat U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz, they have to contend with one another first. Caquias and Vaden are running for the Republican nomination for U.S. District 27, which includes much of Cameron County and parts of Nueces, Kleberg and Willacy counties. The winner of the election on Tuesday will face Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, on Nov. 2. Also running for the District 27 seat are Libertarian candidates Christopher J. Claytor of Plano and Frank Jones III of Ingleside. Vaden, Ingleside’s mayor since...
  • Four vying to represent redrawn District 25 (Texas)

    03/06/2004 7:14:31 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Caller-Times ^ | March 6, 2004 | Quincy C. Collins
    Political vets pitted against newcomers. Congressional District 25 links the Hill Country with the borderland. But in this newly designed district, four candidates are battling on two fronts - Austin and Hidalgo County. Last year's redistricting battle has fragmented South Texas into ribbon-shaped congressional districts with counties that have little in common. The district, according to Texas legislative reports, is 68 percent Hispanic. Live Oak and Karnes counties, the district's most conservative counties, are sandwiched between Caldwell, Duval, Gonzales, Jim Hogg, Starr and portions of Hidalgo and Travis counties. The district will have two primaries. The Democrats are Lloyd Doggett,...
  • State Democrats in unfamiliar role (Texas CD 9 and 25)

    03/05/2004 1:59:47 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 154+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 03/05/04 | Lynn Brezosky
    PHARR, Texas - Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, forced to run in a new and unfamiliar district after the Republicans redrew Texas' congressional map to their liking, is up against a judge in Tuesday's primary. But his REAL opponent, he tells the voters, is U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. It was DeLay, a Texas Republican, who played a major behind-the-scenes role in the redistricting battle that could give the GOP seven more congressional seats and break the Texas delegation's 16-16 split. The new map was adopted by the GOP-controlled Legislature last year after months of turmoil that included two out-of-state...
  • Doggett camp drums up drummer's support (Texas CD 25)

    03/05/2004 11:33:56 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 180+ views
    Express-News Austin Bureau ^ | 03/05/2004 | Guillermo X. Garcia
    AUSTIN — A rock 'n' roll legend joined trial attorneys, labor unions and computer executives to pour almost $500,000 into U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett's already well-funded campaign, according to the latest federal contribution reports. Leticia Hinojosa of McAllen, his opponent in an increasingly bitter Democratic primary race to represent the newly drawn Congressional District 25, raised and spent almost $250,000 — including a $100,000 loan from Lone Star Bank in Pharr and a separate $25,000 personal loan she made to her campaign. Paul Basaldua, Hinojosa's campaign manager, said both loans were anticipated and that the campaign's fundraising efforts "are right...
  • TX GOP Primary Alert - Beware of Liberal Democrats' Intervention in Our Primary

    03/05/2004 10:07:47 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 360+ views
    "Texas Republican Activists" <> | March 4, 2004 | Matthew Griffing, Phil Magness and Brian Bodine
    Matthew Griffing, Vice Chairman for Legislative Affairs, Young Conservatives of Texas; Phil Magness, Project Chairman, East Gulf Coast Republican Assembly; Brian Bodine, Chairman, University of Texas College Republicans; March 4, 2004 Dear Fellow Republican, It is great to be the majority party in Texas, but with this achievement comes the danger that liberal Democrats will attempt to manipulate our primary to undermine conservative Republican candidates. This danger is even greater now that leftist John Kerry has secured the presidential nomination. We should be pleased when any remaining conservative Democrats join our party and participate in our open primary. However, we...
  • Tale of Two Cultures -- District 25’s diversity worries residents (Texas)

    03/04/2004 4:04:41 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 331+ views
    The Monitor ^ | March 03,2004 | Alma Walzer
    McALLEN — The new 25th Congressional District has been described as the "bacon-strip" district. But some who live at the southernmost tip tend to see it as a "fajita strip." And that pretty much sums up the district’s cultural diversity. In the northern part, which stretches to Austin, the demographics show a predominantly Anglo population with a higher income average and higher education levels. But travel south in the district about 350 miles and you’ll find a mainly Mexican-American population still struggling to overcome language barriers, low employment rates and one of the lowest per capita income rates in the...
  • Austinite connects with valley (Texas)

    03/03/2004 4:02:56 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Express-News Austin Bureau ^ | 03/03/2004 | Guillermo X. Garcia
    Rep. Lloyd Doggett fights for his political life against Leticia Hinojosa. PALMVIEW — With a practiced smile and outstretched hand, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett recently greeted two cleaning ladies at the newly dedicated Garcia Middle School in this booming Hidalgo County town. Nervously, they retreated. But with shy smiles, they shook his hand after Libby, the candidate's wife and a longtime bilingual education teacher, told them in Spanish, "My husband's a congressman, and we'd appreciate your support." Doggett, who hasn't lost an election in 20 years, began campaigning in South Texas two months before the newly drawn 25th Congressional District...
  • District 28 mud flies (Texas)

    03/03/2004 10:31:38 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 127+ views
    San Antonio Express- News ^ | 03/03/2004 | Rebeca Rodriguez
    U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez lashed out at Democratic opponent Henry Cuellar on Tuesday in his most visible show of negativity yet in this down-and-dirty congressional matchup. Spurred on by a harshly critical Cuellar mailout last week, Rodriguez is fighting back with literature in district mailboxes set to hit today that paints Cuellar as a party-hopping political opportunist. "We would have liked to have not gone negative, but we feel it's important to set the record straight," said Rodriguez campaign manager John Puder. The grudge match, one of the most watched and competitive Texas races heading into Tuesday's primary, pits two...
  • Brownsville native banks on grass-roots momentum (Texas CD 25)

    03/02/2004 12:13:22 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 198+ views ^ | 03/02/2004 | Mariano Castillo
    RIO GRANDE CITY — Judging by the crowd at Las Lomas, a colonia in one of the nation's poorest counties, no one would have guessed that a majority of local elected officials already had endorsed Leticia Hinojosa's opponent for Congress. The event was billed as a forum for the two Democrats, but when it came time to start, the crowd was chanting only, "Leticia! Leticia! Leticia!" "Hola, chulas (Hi, cuties)," the former state district judge told a pair of young girls who greeted her as they would a favorite tía. A representative for her opponent, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin,...
  • New complaints plague election (South Texas)

    03/02/2004 7:38:14 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 191+ views
    The Monitor ^ | March 02,2004 | Sarah Ovaska
    Some Hidalgo County voters claim harassment by campaign workers. EDINBURG — With election day just eight days away, the list of questionable election practices in Hidalgo County grew to include complaints of harassment by three politiqueras, or paid campaign workers, against elderly voters who requested ballots by mail. The complaints were filed against workers for several different campaigns, including Lloyd Doggett, who is running for the U.S. Congressional seat in District 25; both candidates for the 92nd state District Court judge’s race, incumbent Edward Aparicio and challenger Eric Jarvis; Lupe Trevińo, who is running for Hidalgo County sheriff; and Aaron...
  • Ballot requested for dead voter (South Texas)

    02/28/2004 8:12:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 55 replies · 1,183+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 28,2004 | Alma Walzer and Ryan Gabrielson
    EDINBURG — Things just keep getting stranger at the Hidalgo County Elections Department, with someone this week trying to obtain a mail ballot for a dead person. Elections Administrator Teresa Navarro said she received a request Wednesday for a mail ballot for a female voter who hasn’t voted since 2000 and died in 2001. Earlier in the week, five Hidalgo County voters filed complaints with the elections department, saying their mail ballots had been tampered with. All five voters are older than 65 and at least four of them live in the Weslaco area or the North McAllen/South Edinburg area....
  • Ballot-tampering probe requested-- Secretary of state appeals to attorney general

    02/26/2004 11:07:50 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 356+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 26,2004 | Alma Walzer and Ryan Gabrielson
    EDINBURG — Texas Secretary of State Geoffrey Connor wants an investigation into the ballot-tampering claims made by four Hidalgo County voters earlier this week. Connor requested the assistance of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to look into complaints filed by four county residents that at least four mail ballots were tampered with. "We’re drafting a letter to the attorney general’s office that will be sent today," said Jennifer Waisath, director of communication for the secretary of state. "The matter in Hidalgo County over the mail ballot issue is now in the hands of the A.G.’s office for a full investigation."...
  • It's Groundhog Day in the GOP primary(Texas)

    02/25/2004 11:28:25 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 165+ views
    The Caller-Times ^ | February 25, 2004
    Republicans get chance to undo a mistake they made two years ago. It's still February, but the March primary is nearly upon us. In the movie "Groundhog Day," a cynical TV weatherman is trapped into reliving the same day until he gets it right. Like Phil Connors in the movie, Texas voters have a chance to get it right in this election and correct a mistake made two years ago. The most important judicial race on the March 9 Republican primary ballot is the Supreme Court contest for Place 5 between Steven Wayne Smith and Paul Green. Smith was elected...
  • Deceased candidate to be in primary(S. Texas)

    02/25/2004 8:46:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 212+ views
    Caller-Times ^ | February 25, 2004 | Quincy C. Collins
    Saenz filed as Demo in Jim Wells Pct. 1 ALICE - Gilberto "Blackie" Saenz, a Democratic candidate for Jim Wells County commissioner Precinct 1, died earlier this month, but his name will remainon the ballot as voters make their selection during this spring's election. Saenz died of kidney failure Feb. 7 at the age of 74. The deadline to remove a candidate's name from the ballot was Jan. 7, regardless of the circumstances. Ruben Sandoval, Jim Wells County clerk, said Saenz's name must remain on the ballot because Saenz died after the state deadline to make final ballot corrections. Saenz...
  • Ballot snafu doesn't stop GOP voting

    02/24/2004 12:21:22 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 112+ views
    Caller-Times ^ | February 24, 2004 | Janell Ross
    A printing and delivery problem at the Nueces County Republican Party's Austin-area ballot supplier left the party faithful who man early voting sites in an awkward position. Workers had to ask voters to choose between using a photocopy of the party's ballot printer proof to cast their votes or come back Wednesday when machine-readable ballots on thicker, card stock-style paper are expected to be available. "There's no real problem," Nueces County Republican Party Chairman Joel Yowell said. "Everybody could vote, everybody can vote. Our ballots were just a little late in getting here." Yowell said he checked with the secretary...
  • YCT Releases More Endorsements in Texas Republican Primary and Special Run-off Elections

    02/14/2004 12:10:44 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 83+ views
    Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | February 14, 2004 | David Rushing, Mark McCaig
    YCT Releases State Legislative, SBOE and Courts of Appeals Endorsements in Republican Primary and Special Run-off Elections. Austin, TX - The Young Conservatives of Texas today announced its endorsements for the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and Texas courts of appeals in the March 9th Republican primary for which early voting begins February 23. YCT also announced its endorsements in the February 17 special run-off elections for State Senate Districts 1 and 31. A full list of all endorsements in these races is enclosed below. David Rushing, YCT State Chairman, stated, "We are pleased to endorse former Amarillo Mayor...