Ashley Lopez

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Texas Voting Chief Who Led Botched Voter Purge Resigns

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Secretary of State David Whitley was behind an effort to remove alleged noncitizens from the state's voter rolls. He resigned Monday as the Texas Legislature's session came to a close.


After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting

Monday, April 22, 2019

After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.


Texas Lawmakers Consider Stiff Penalties For Voting Crimes

Friday, April 05, 2019

A voting bill making its way through the Texas legislature would impose stiff criminal penalties for election-related crimes. Voting rights experts worry the bill would criminalize honest mistakes.


Texas Sharpens Aim At Surprise Medical Bills In Bipartisan Proposal

Friday, March 01, 2019

Legislation introduced in Texas this week would force the state's health care providers and health insurers to mediate payment disputes before they send bills to patients.


Texans Can Appeal Surprise Medical Bills, But The Process Can Be Draining

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

In Texas many people have a right to mediation of medical bills. But the concept can be off-putting, and patients often think they need a lawyer, which isn't the case.


Texas Officials Begin Walking Back Allegations About Noncitizen Voters

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Just a few days after alleging nearly 100,000 Texas voters may not be citizens, officials now concede their list may not have been accurate.


Voting Rights Groups Push Back On Texas Plan To Purge Thousands From Voter Rolls

Monday, January 28, 2019

Texas officials say that nearly 100,000 non-citizens may be on the state's voter rolls. Voting rights groups say the list is misleading and the motivations behind a roll purge are largely political.


Fear Of Deportation Or Green Card Denial Deters Some Parents From Getting Kids Care

Saturday, January 26, 2019

A Texas girl needs autism treatment, but her immigrant mother is afraid of turning to Medicaid. As more U.S. children go without health coverage, border watchers partly blame politics of intimidation.


Judge Who Invalidated Obamacare Has Been A 'Go-To Judge' For Republicans, Critics Say

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Court watchers weren't shocked when Reed O'Connor, a U.S. district judge in Texas, ruled the Affordable Care Act invalid. Critics say he usually sides with Republicans on ideological cases.


In Texas, Some Republicans Say The Party Needs To Embrace Latino Voters

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Republicans still hold every statewide position in Texas. But some of the victory margins this year were so slim that it's making the Texas Republicans more nervous than they've been in a long time.


Old Voting Machines Confuse Some Texans During Midterm Election

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Election officials in Texas say voters need to be patient with the aging voter machines which, at times, are tripping up some voters used to newer technology.


Ahead Of The 2018 Election, Texas AG Ramps Up Voter Fraud Prosecutions

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been charging a record number of people with so-called "voter fraud" in the state, which is something voting experts say is extremely rare.


Texas Senate Race Is In The Spotlight With The 1st Of 3 Debates

Friday, September 21, 2018

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to end a 24-year Republican streak in the state. He will meet Friday night for the first of three debates against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.


The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

Friday, September 21, 2018

To win, Beto O'Rourke needs to change the Texas electorate. But voter registration data suggests Democrats aren't registering enough voters to offset Republicans' structural advantages in the state.


Beto O'Rourke Needs To Mobilize Latino Voters If He Wants To Win Texas Senate Race

Thursday, September 20, 2018

This year's Texas Senate race is unexpectedly competitive. But to win, Democrat Beto O'Rourke likely needs to turn out Latinos who have not traditionally voted.


Federal Judge In Fort Worth Hears Latest Challenge To The Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Oral arguments got underway Wednesday in Texas v. United States, the lawsuit brought by 20 GOP state attorneys general versus the federal government.


Elderly Mexican Parents See Their Children In The U.S. For The First Time In Decades

Saturday, August 25, 2018

A program started by a Mexican state has been reunifying elderly parents with their children living illegally in the U.S. Recently more than 30 families were reunited near Austin.


Some States Say Federal Grants Aren't Enough To Secure Voting Systems

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

States across the country are in the process of receiving grants from the federal government to secure their voting systems. But local election officials worry the money won't be enough to make systems safer for the next election.


Local Officials Call Federal Election Funds 'A 10-Cent Solution To A $25 Problem'

Saturday, August 04, 2018

States across the country are in the process of getting money from the federal government for election security. But local officials worry it isn't enough to make systems safer for the next election.


After Supreme Court Punts On Gerrymandering, Democrats Make It A Campaign Issue

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Democrats around the country are mobilizing around the issue of gerrymandering. But whether it's enough to excite voters who often sit out midterm elections is another question.