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Voting & Elections 09.6.2022

Low Scores from Texas’ Congressional Delegation on Common Cause’s 2022 Democracy Scorecard

Common Cause releases its 2022 “Democracy Scorecard,” finds growing support for democracy reform despite low scores from Texas' delegation.

Voting & Elections 08.15.2022

Press Statement: Gillespie County Elections Staff Resign Over Death Threats, Stalking

The director and staff of a Texas county resigned Monday from their position because of threats and harassment.

Common Cause Texas Calls on Rep. Louie Gohmert to Resign Immediately

Rep. Louie Gohmert's requested a presidential pardon from Trump following the Jan. 6 attack.

Voting & Elections 01.14.2022

After SB 1, Common Cause Texas urges all voters to ‘be your own advocates for your freedom to vote’

Amid news reports that at least two counties are having to reject about half of mail ballot applications, Common Cause Texas is urging voters to check the status of their applications and re-apply, if necessary, before next month’s deadline.

Money & Influence 11.19.2021

Gov. Abbott Uses Emergency Powers to Spend $4 million on Election Reviews

How much taxpayer money is it going to take, to convince former President Trump that he lost the 2020 election? Wisconsin taxpayers are spending almost $700,000. Arizona taxpayers are on the hook for millions. Now, using emergency powers, Governor Abbott has got Texas taxpayers on the hook for $4 million more.

Voting & Elections 10.4.2021

Texas Senate Committee to Hear Bill on 2020 Election, Future Election Challenges

The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on SB 47, a bill authorizing political party chairs to demand reviews of the 2020 election. The bill also authorizes political party chairs to demand reviews of future elections, and elevate those reviews to the Secretary of State for further review, with counties paying the entire cost of the processes.

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