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GOP Vote Suppression

In a near unanimous decision released earlier today, the US Supreme Court ruled in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District v.

Action by Vasquez is an attempt to diffuse ongoing scandal

The Lone Star Project has learned that Republican Tax Assessor-Collector Leo Vasquez has reassigned Associate Voter Registrar Ed Johnson from voter registration duties to a communications role.

Greg Abbott withheld suspicious documents from State Legislators

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is again in the center of a vote suppression controversy after it was revealed last week that his office withheld suspicious and possibly fabricated documents alleging Hidalgo County voting improprieties.

It will work - unless we help Joel Redmond respond

Six Texas voters joined with the Texas Democratic Party to file a lawsuit in U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, challenging mail ballot statutes enacted in 2003.

Terms favor Plaintiffs

Events unfolded in dramatic fashion today in Marshall, TX. As the case was set to go to trial, the Plaintiffs, including the Texas Democratic Party and Democratic activists, were approached by lawyers for the State of Texas offering a settlement agreement.

Craddic committee directive and GOP vote suppression think tank will attempt to justify denying Texans access to the ballot

Academic studies, media reports and fact based voter analysis consistently demonstrate that systematic, widespread or frequent voter fraud in Texas, or anywhere else in the United States, simply does not exist.

Sen. Gallegos is not only brave, he's right

An extraordinary act of courage and self sacrifice is on display this week in the Texas State Capitol.  State Senator Mario Gallegos (D-Houston) is recovering from a liver transplant performed only four months ago.

Senate confirmation hearing could expose improper political contacts at Bush Department of Justice

The U.S. Senate Rules Committee will conduct confirmation hearings for Bush’s Federal Election Commission nominee Hans von Spakovsky tomorrow June 13, 2007.

Abbott slow walks ballot tampering investigation in exclusive GOP community

Highland Park is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country with over 500 houses valued at over $1 million and is a GOP stronghold, voting overwhelmingly for George Bush in 2004. (Census Bureau, Secretary of State records) Both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney lived in Highland Park prior to the 2000 election. (Houston Chronicle, 12/9/2006 and Dallas Morning News 5/12/2006) Greg Abbott has failed to bring any prosecution in this neighborhood even after receiving clear evidence of illegal election activity by the Dallas Assistant District Attorney.


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