Ashley Lopez

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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.


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%.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Biden administration is suing Texas over its new voting law

Thursday, November 04, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice claims the Texas law contains several provisions that "will disenfranchise eligible Texas citizens who seek to exercise their right to vote."


Texans react to Supreme Court challenges to the state's abortion law

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

The Supreme Court heard two challenges to the Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks. A majority of the justices appeared open to letting abortion providers challenge the law.


Federal appeals court temporarily reinstates Texas' 6-week abortion ban

Friday, October 08, 2021

After a lower court temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing what is essentially a ban on abortions six weeks into pregnancy, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed that ban to continue.


Texas providers of abortion services are wary the law's status could change again

Friday, October 08, 2021

Some Texas clinics have resumed abortions after a federal court ruling, but some haven't yet because of the risks of a higher court reversing the decision.


A death in Dallas: what's at stake as Congress weighs Medicaid fix for uninsured

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

More than 2 million Americans are uninsured because they live in the 12 states that didn't expand Medicaid. 60% are people of color. Will Congress help by including them in the new spending bill?


Will Congress' Spending Plan Include A Lifeline To Unisured Americans?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Two million Americans are uninsured because they live in one of the 12 states that didn't expand Medicaid. About 60% are people of color. Texas has the most uninsured people in the country.


Women's Clinics In Texas Must Abide By State's New Abortion Law

Friday, September 03, 2021

In Texas, it's illegal to get an abortion six weeks after pregnancy. At the Whole Women's Health clinic in Austin, pregnant women arrive for appointments but may not be able to get the care they want.


Texas Republicans Pass New Voting Restrictions, After A Standoff With Democrats

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Texas Republicans have passed a sweeping voting bill that includes new restrictions. The legislation passed despite Democrats' historic efforts to derail it.


Texas Democrats Return Home To A New Battle: Redistricting

Friday, August 20, 2021

Texas grew more than any other state in the last decade. Tasked with adding two congressional districts, some political watchers say redistricting could be a "blood bath" between the state parties.