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Voter Suppression Allegations in Harris County
Could CD 10 race be affected?
"...Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector (and Voter Registrar) Paul Bettencourt is facing accusations of voter suppression..."

Oct. 23, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Democrats and Abbott Settle in Voter Suppression/Fraud Case
Both sides claim victory
"...charged, this was more about suppressing and intimidating Democratic voters than preventing fraud. (Click here for a more detailed..."

May 28, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Texas' Big, Bad Week for Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering
Within two days, courts reject second election map, voter ID bill
"...First congressional redistricting; then, in short succession, voter ID and the state House maps. In less than..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Voter Suppression Round-Up
"...several combative districts nationwide. A sampling of GOP vote suppression and all-around fuckery follows: In Maryland, homeless people were..."

Nov. 7, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Voter Suppression Made Easy
Hold the election when everybody votes? No way.
"...City Council would leap at the chance to increase voter turnout for its increasingly invisible municipal elections, especially since..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Van de Putte: It's About Voter Suppression, Not Fraud
San Antonio senator slams GOP motives.
"..."Voter ID takes out three to four percent from Democratic..."

March 10, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Voter Suppression in Nueces County?

Nov. 7, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...counties to investigate a list of some 95,000 registered voters whose U.S. citizenship was possibly in doubt (of whom..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Judge Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law
Compares photo requirement to Jim Crow, poll tax
" in. A Federal judge has found that Texas' voter ID law is "an unconstitutional poll tax [and] creates..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Whitley ducks blame during contentious confirmation hearing
" better next time, and humbly apologize for the “voter fraud” fiasco he unleashed across the state, Texas Secretary..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Anchia: Fraser's Voter ID Bill Is Dead
Democrats' point man thinks even some Republicans can't go for it
"...Rafael Anchia of Dallas, the Democrats’ point man on voter ID bills, and thinks that Sen. Troy Fraser’s SB..."

March 13, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist
Second ruling finds GOP deliberately suppressed minority vote
"...When it comes to voter suppression, there's a big difference between deliberate and accidental...."

April 11, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Road Ahead Murky After Voter ID Ruling
County says ruling won't impact November elections
"...Two weeks ago, Texas' voter ID law was discriminatory. This week, it's still discriminatory,..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Watson's 3/17 Speech Against Voter ID
Transcript of Austin senator's remarks
"...second time this session in the Senate's tussle over voter ID, I found his words worth printing in full...."

March 18, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

After All-Nighter, Senate Passes Voter ID
A marathon session delivers a GOP partisan priority
"...the Senate passed Senate Bill 362, which would require voters to show photo ID in addition to their voter..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Voter Applications on the Hook in Harris
Harris County election official accused of voter suppression
"...Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax assessor-collector and voter registrar, is facing accusations of voter suppression by dragging..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

David Whitley Apologizes for "Confusion" Wrought by Voter Purge List
Three lawsuits later, Texas secretary of state basically says "whoops"
" firm up its shoddy data before springing a "voter fraud" fiasco upon the state. Whitley says his goal..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: “Show Us Your Papers”
The Whitley fiasco and the persistence of voter suppression
"...the headline matter was his handling of the "noncitizen voter" list he released a couple of weeks earlier. Although..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Anchia Makes an Overture
Amended version of bill would require both extra ID and substantial voter education and outreach
"...on Friday filed an amendment to SB 362, the voter ID bill, that could basically be described as a..."

May 24, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Time for Party Lines
Dems condemn voter ID debate, Republicans turn it into Austin-bashing, fund-raising opportunity
"...After the Voter ID debate last night/this morning, here come the press..."

March 11, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Deliberately Discriminatory
Voter ID's future in Texas, without the DoJ
"...on a key component in the case against Texas' voter ID bill. However, even as the federal court case..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Congress Wants to Look at David Whitley's Books
Investigation to look into Texas' voter list fiasco
"...Oversight and Reform has launched an investigation into Texas' voter list fiasco, asking Secretary of State David Whitley for..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Bettencourt Resigns
Controversial Harris County voter registrar accused of vote suppression
"...The smarmy tenure of Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector (and voter registrar) Paul Bettencourt just added one more bit of..."

Dec. 6, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Hard Fight 04, Dirty Fight '06, Court Fight '07
Ranking Dallas County Republicans face libel charges over 2006 election allegations.
"...district for 2008. Now allegations of libel and deliberate voter suppression in the 2006 elections by two ranking Republicans..."

Oct. 17, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Dunnam on Straus
After point of order fails, who runs the House: The speaker, or the committee coordinator?
"...Committee on Elections meets and discusses SB 362, the voter ID bill..."

May 26, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Stacey Abrams, Without Concessions
Now and for her whole life, the rising star finds her own path to victory
" "Everyone, regardless of industry, must speak out against voter suppression," she says. "It's reached a point where entire..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

King Should Read It
"...a thought experiment about Michael King [Re: "Point Austin: Voter Suppression Made Easy," News, Sept. 30]: Suppose a majority..."

Sept. 29, 2011 Postmarks

Point Austin: Circle the Firing Squad
When you look for villains, look in the right direction
"...presidential candidate who "lost." As for the working class: Voters who annually earn less than $50,000 broke for Clinton..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Texas Book Festival 2018
"...One Person, No Vote: Voter Suppression in America with Carol Anderson (One Person, No..."

Oct. 29, 2018 Photo Gallery

Elections in May not a Problem
"...[Re: "Point Austin: Voter Suppression Made Easy," News, Sept. 30] Please. City elections..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Postmarks

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