Ashley Lopez

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Florida officials are scrambling to limit Hurricane Ian's impact on the election

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Election officials in Florida say they are meeting a Thursday deadline to send out mail ballots, despite the hurricane. But in-person voting sites remain a concern.


Voting explainer: In many states, there's a process to fix an error with your ballot

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ballot rejections are often the result of relatively minor voter errors. That's why about half of states have a process in place to help voters fix their mail ballots if they do make a mistake.


A New Mexico judge cites insurrection in barring a county commissioner from office

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Otero County's Couy Griffin, who was convicted of entering a restricted area during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, must be removed from office for his involvement in an insurrection, a judge ruled.


20 were charged for voter fraud in Florida. Advocates say a broken system is to blame

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Many of the individuals charged by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' new election crimes unit said they had no idea that with their felony convictions, they were unable to vote when they cast 2020 ballots.


A change to Florida's ballot signature review creates headaches for local officials

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

"Now the requirement is for reasonable access to potentially look at a vast number of signatures that our staff has found absolutely no trouble with," a top election official says.


Activists in Florida say Black voters have seen their political power curtailed

Sunday, August 21, 2022

A combination of new election laws and congressional redistricting has made it harder for Black communities in Florida to organize and vote, activists say.


Black activists say Florida's new election laws and map weaken Black voting power

Friday, August 19, 2022

Black voters in Florida face new election laws — which a federal judge said continues a pattern of discriminatory provisions — and a new congressional map that broke up a prominent Black district.


At CPAC, some Trump supporters aren't totally in love with the idea of a 2024 run

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Donald Trump returns to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas on Saturday. Some attendees worry the controversy following him could be a liability in the next presidential campaign.


Texas is barred from enforcing new restrictions on voter assistance

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A federal judge has struck down provisions in Texas' new law that set limits on how people can help voters cast their ballots.


Far more could have been done to save Uvalde massacre victims, report says

Thursday, July 07, 2022

A sweeping critique on the tactical response to the May tragedy in Texas was released Wednesday.


The Christian Right is winning in court while losing in public opinion

Friday, July 01, 2022

The Christian Right's wins in the Supreme Court on abortion and prayer in school come at a time when a growing majority of Americans are strongly opposed to its views.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.