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Voting & Elections 08.5.2021

Governor Greg Abbott Calls Unprecedented Second Special Session in Three Months to Restrict The Right to Vote

Moments ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he is calling the second special session since June of the Texas state legislature, set to begin Saturday, August 7. Governor Abbot’s decision to call a second special session in two months is an extreme, partisan power grab at a time when he should be squarely focused on Texas’ multiple crises.

Voting & Elections 07.30.2021

Common Cause Texas Statement on Growing Momentum for National Voting Rights Legislation

Without a level playing field, we cannot “out-organize” the insurrectionists, Big Lie lobbyists, and Jim Crow revivalists who want to silence, instead of engage, our nation’s rising electorate. We are encouraged by the news from Senator Klobuchar that the U.S. Senate is making progress on critical voting rights legislation. That agreement cannot come soon enough. 

CMD and Common Cause Texas File Complaint Against ALEC and ALEC Legislators for Illegal Campaign Scheme

Complaint to Texas Ethics Commission alleges that ALEC illegally gave sophisticated voter management campaign software linked to the RNC worth $3,000 to its state chairs, Sen. Kelly Hancock and Rep. Tan Parker, ALEC board member Rep. Phil King, and other ALEC members. Similar complaints are being filed with the IRS and in 14 other states.

Voting & Elections 07.21.2021

Texas House Members Propose Bill that Could Cost Taxpayers Millions, May Lead to Damaged Voting Machines

The decision to politicize our elections by conducting a partisan ballot review will only continue to foster distrust in our democracy and leave Texan taxpayers to foot the bill. This is nothing but a craven, partisan scheme meant to distract and divide us.

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