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50 State Report: Texas Earns Failing Grades for 2020 Redistricting from Common Cause

“If the goal of redistricting is to ensure all voters have access to free and fair elections, it’s no surprise Texas failed the assignment,” said Anthony Gutierrez, Common Cause Texas Executive Director.

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.

Governor Abbott Blames Local Elections Officials for His Disastrous Policy

“Blaming our dedicated election officials for doing their job and implementing his disastrous anti-voter bill is a new low for this Governor. The mess that we’re seeing today is what happens when you appoint someone to run our elections who is hellbent on overturning the will of the people in the 2020 election."

Texas Secretary of State Demands Voters of Color Provide Proof of Citizenship

This week, Texas Monthly reported that since September, Texas election administrators required more than 11,000 Texans to provide proof of citizenship or lose their freedom to vote. The procedure the Secretary of State’s office has been instructing county officials to use appears eerily similar to the one used by former Secretary of State David Whitley.

U.S. Justice Department Sues Texas Over State Redistricting Maps

While we are grateful for the involvement of the federal government, what we need to stop the five-decade cycle of having to take legal action every ten years is for Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

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