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Voting & Elections 12.1.2021

Common Cause Announces 2021 “My Voice, My Art, our Cause” Artivism Contest Winner

Today, Common Cause announced Jacob Wiant, 21, of Bedford, Texas as the second-place winner of the 2021 Artivism Contest. The competition was designed by the Common Cause Student Action Alliance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Common Cause and the passage of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

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 10.5.2021

Texas Senate Passes Bill on 2020 Election, Future Election Challenges

Today, the Senate passed SB 47, a bill authorizing political party chairs to demand reviews of the 2020 election and future elections. The bill was first filed on Friday, and a public hearing was held yesterday.

Voting & Elections 10.4.2021

Texas State Legislature to Consider Election Intimidation Bill

Today, SB 9, a bill designed to intimidate and discourage Texans from exercising their freedom to vote was introduced in the Texas State Senate. The legislation is being heard after Governor Abbott requested that the legislature take up the bill, without citing any facts or reputable sources to support his claims.

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.

Voting & Elections 09.24.2021

Texas Secretary of State’s Office Advances Partisan Attempt to Undermine 2020 Election Results

The Abbott administration, in a move clearly intended to placate a President who lost an election nearly a year ago, has announced an inquiry that is clearly part-and-parcel of the sham election review process that has been spreading across the country.

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