Texas Politics

An appeals court in Texas ruled against Michael Quinn Sullivan, the CEO of conservative advocacy group Empower Texans, in a suit brought by the Texas Democratic Party relating to a 2019 meeting in which then-state House Speaker Dennis Bonnen allegedly offered Sullivan a “quid pro quo” offer in violation of the Texas Election Code. The court ruled Sullivan failed to establish that the Texas Citizens Participation Act applies to the party’s claims.

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Voting Rights Advocates in Texas Fear Suppression in Covid Era

The 2020 elections will bring “the greatest voter-suppression effort in the history of our country,” the president of the Texas NAACP said during a panel on the second day of the Texas Democratic Party’s virtual convention, where a group of voting rights advocates highlighted the legal battles spurred by Covid-19.

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Biden’s VP Audition Process Begins

Governor Gretchen Whitmer wore a T-shirt on television emblazoned with the words “that woman from Michigan,” a cheeky reference to President Trump’s dismissal of her. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined her onetime nemesis Pete Buttigieg for a friendly virtual chat on a late-night show. And Stacey Abrams speaks of her political ambition to almost anyone who will listen.

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Biden Nabs More Delegates in ‘Mini Super Tuesday’ Voting

Early returns showed voters handing delegates to former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, as results rolled in from primaries in Washington state, Michigan, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Idaho. It was the first time in this primary cycle where voters had only two viable choices as the Democratic candidate for president.

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