Ashley Lopez

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Texas GOP platform embraces far-right and anti-gay rhetoric

Friday, June 24, 2022

Texas Republicans recently adopted homophobic and transphobic language in their party platform, part of a larger trend of moves against LGBTQ rights by conservatives.

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Critics worry Florida's new elections chief will make the office more partisan

Monday, June 13, 2022

Cord Byrd, who was tapped by Gov. Ron DeSantis, has refused to say Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and will be in charge of Florida's new election crimes unit.

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Some victims' families say Texas police didn't do enough to save their children

Friday, May 27, 2022

Many questions remain about some of the most basic facts of the mass shooting in Texas. Primarily, why law enforcement took so long to stop the shooter. Authorities have given contradictory accounts.

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A Texas arena for concerts and rodeos is transformed into a gathering for grief

Thursday, May 26, 2022

A vigil was held in Uvalde for the people killed in Tuesday's shooting at an elementary school. Officials continue to probe for a motive from a gunman who killed 21 people in one school classroom.

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A gunman opened fire in a Texas school and killed 19 children, 2 adults

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Children at a Robb Elementary in Uvalde were in their final week of school. Tuesday's shooting was the deadliest in a grade school since Sandy Hook a decade ago in Connecticut.

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How Texas officials and voting groups are trying to limit mail ballot rejections

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Nearly 25,000 mail ballots were rejected for Texas' March primaries. Officials say a design issue with the ballot return envelope was most responsible for the rejections.

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Texas court orders that illegal voting conviction against Crystal Mason be reviewed

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

At the time Mason voted in 2016, she was on supervised release from prison after serving time on federal tax evasion charges. She received a five-year sentence for illegal voting.

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Will the threat to abortion rights be enough to get jaded Texas Democrats to vote?

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Democrats are hoping voters will be more fired up to turn out for them this year because of abortion rights, but some voters in Texas expressed reservations that the party could deliver on the issue.

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Texas will ban abortion if 'Roe v. Wade' is overturned. Here's how Texans are feeling

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, states including Texas have laws that automatically overturn the right to abortion. That means it would be unlawful at any stage of pregnancy, with few to no exceptions.

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Almost 25,000 mail-in ballots were rejected in Texas for its March 1 primary election

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

More than 12% of mail ballots were rejected for the primary. That's a far higher rejection rate than in previous contests.

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In Texas, thousands of mail ballots were rejected following new ID requirements

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Perhaps most notably, Harris County rejected a whopping 19% percent of the mail ballots it received, or 6,888 ballots in total. Four years ago the county's rejection rate was about 0.3%.

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High numbers of mail ballots are being rejected in Texas under a new state law

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

In Harris County — home to Houston — election officials so far have sent back to voters nearly 38% of mail-in ballots, citing issues with new state ID requirements.

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Why Texas election officials are rejecting hundreds of vote-by-mail applications

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Ahead of the March primary, local elections officials in Texas are starting to deal with the effects of a new GOP-backed voting law.

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Supreme Court has allowed abortion providers to challenge Texas' abortion ban law

Friday, December 10, 2021

The Supreme Court has again declined to block a Texas law that bans most abortions — the most restrictive such measure in the country. But it ruled that clinics can file suit to try and stop the law.

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Justice Department to sue Texas over the state's redistricting plans

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The Department of Justice has announced it is suing Texas for discriminating against people of color when lawmakers drew the state's new voting districts.

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Prescribing abortion pills online or mailing them in Texas can now land you in jail

Monday, December 06, 2021

As the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas enacted a new law imposing criminal penalties for those who prescribe medication abortions via telehealth or the mail.

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Latest Texas abortion law clamps down on abortions administered through pills

Thursday, December 02, 2021

A new Texas law, in effect on Dec. 2, imposes new criminal penalties on prescribing the pills used in medication abortions via telehealth, and sending them to patients through the mail.

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Social workers say the Texas abortion law further harms victims of rape or incest

Monday, November 15, 2021

The new Texas law that bans most abortions has no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. Social workers say this strips agency from survivors trying to heal and recover from sexual assault.

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How the Texas ban on most abortions is harming survivors of rape and incest

Monday, November 15, 2021

The Texas law has no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. Social workers say that's hurting some survivors financially, psychologically and physically.

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The 2020 vote and its aftermath have left many election workers beleaguered

Friday, November 05, 2021

At the same time, in Texas, an increasing number of counties are rethinking who should run elections altogether.

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