A U.S. district judge found Texas is “legally obligated” to allow voters to simultaneously register to vote with every driver's license renewal or change-of-address application, and ordered the state to set up a “fully operable” online system by...
Patrick SvitekFor second time, federal judge finds Texas is violating voter registration law
Update: Bexar County recount is done... we net gained 8 votes. We now stand only 37 votes behind (from 45 before).
....and are quickly closing the gap!
Folks, one county net gained 8 votes!...
Patrick SvitekFrom Saturday: @Raul4Congress says the Bexar County recount of the #TX23 runoff is done and he netted eight votes. (He entered the recount with a 45-vote deficit.)
Bexar made up about half the total runoff vote.
The president does not have the legal authority to move Election Day; that power resides with Congress.
Patrick SvitekCornyn: "I think it’s a joke, I guess, I don't know how else to interpret it. Obviously he doesn’t have the power to do that"
"All you guys in the press, your heads will explode & you'll write about it. I don’t know what his motivation is. He can’t do it"
The state's Republicans have had to weather a monthslong series of distractions while preparing for a November election that is now clouded by President Donald Trump's declining poll numbers and the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump continues to press for a quick return to life as usual, but Republicans who fear a rampaging disease and angry voters are increasingly going their own way.
Patrick Svitek“The president got bored with it,” David Carney, an adviser to the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, a Republican, said of the pandemic. He noted that Mr. Abbott directs his requests to Mr. Pence, with whom he speaks two to three times a week.