In statewide elections, Texas Republicans regularly beat their Democratic opponents by a million votes or more. In a state where midterm election turnouts have yet to top 5 million votes, that's a formidable hurdle.
by Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post
More than 16,000 family members were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in September, the highest number ever and an 80 percent increase from July, according to federal statistics obtained by The Washington Post
Few would dispute that life has gotten tougher for people who are in the United States without legal permission. But in recent years, it’s grown even more dangerous for immigrants in Mexico — mostly Central Americans trying to make their way to the United States.
Election officials who often receive thousands of voter registration cards just before elections must manually enter each new voter’s information into their database — a time-consuming process that often leads to massive backlogs.
President Donald Trump is headed to Texas on Oct. 22 to hold a rally at NRG Arena in Houston. Trump had promised to visit the state before Election Day to campaign with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in his re-election bid.
We're a week away from the start of early voting in Texas. Beyond the blockbuster match-up between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, Texans will weigh in on hundreds of other races. Which ones are on my short list?