AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has thrown out a Texas Democratic Party lawsuit that had aimed to preserve straight-ticket voting in the state this November. Most states don’t offer straight-ticket voting, which allows voters to simply choose a party’s entire slate of candidates at a stroke. U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo said in a ruling Wednesday that Democrats lacked standing to sue and that the coronavirus pandemic made the elections “wrought with uncertainty” regardless.
By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas has doubled the amount of hospital beds in the past two weeks. But hospital officials said Friday that there’s no enough protective […]
HOUSTON (AP) — State data shows that more than 3,000 nursing home residents in Texas have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Houston Chronicle reports that the 3,000 positive tests represent about 4% of the […]