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The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation's electoral process vulnerable to attack, according to a new report.

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It’s the question on the minds of Republicans from Washington to Cowtown: Is one of Texas’ most powerful U.S. House members in political trouble?

How Do Recounts Work In Texas State Elections?

Nov 7, 2019
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Tuesday's special election results for the Texas House District 100 seat were so close, there could be a recount. But what are the rules, and who can request a recount? Here’s how recounts work in Texas state elections.

For decades, the cybersecurity community has had a consistent message: Mixing the Internet and voting is a horrendous idea.

"I believe that's about the worst thing you can do in terms of election security in America, short of putting American ballot boxes on a Moscow street," howled Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on the Senate floor this year.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is heading to a runoff against high-profile attorney Tony Buzbee in his rowdy re-election race.

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Tuesday, North Texas voters weighed in on variety of county and local races and initiatives, plus 10 Texas constitutional amendments on every ballot across the state.

Your November 2019 North Texas Voting Guide

Nov 5, 2019
Anne Mullen, of Dallas, wears shoes with "VOTE" written on them during an election night party in Dallas in 2018.
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Are you ready for Election Day today? Voting can be complicated; people often find themselves unsure of where to go, what to bring and what's on the ballot. Don't fear; we've put together this guide with what you need to know to vote in North Texas.

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Four candidates, all Democrats, are competing in a special election for Texas House District 100. The House seat opened up after Eric Johnson was elected Dallas mayor. 

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Worried about the suppression of young voters in 2020, national and Texas Democrats are suing the state over a newly implemented election measure that’s triggered the shuttering of early voting places, including on college campuses, in various parts of the state.

President Trump at Dallas campaign rally.
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President Trump wrapped up a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas with a bellicose verbal barrage against the Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry against him. It was the last of three stops in a whirlwind North Texas tour Thursday.

Shelby Tauber / The Texas Tribune

It may be easy to miss amid the 2020 election buzz, but there is an election this November. And Texans hoping to participate have until Monday to register to vote.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller told members of Congress on Wednesday that his nearly two-year investigation did not exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice.

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While campaigning for a City Council hopeful earlier this year, Arash Farasat was assigned to knock on doors in an affluent Dallas neighborhood where most of the residents didn’t look like him.

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Eric Johnson, a Texas state representative, will be the next mayor of Dallas.

Scott Griggs and Eric Johnson go head-to-head for the Dallas mayor's seat beginning with early voting on Tuesday, May 28.
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Dallas voters will cast final ballots for their next mayor on June 8, after whittling down the original field of nine candidates to two. Early voting ended June 4, with more than 50,000 ballots cast.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally, deploy thousands of immigration lawyers to the southern border to help with asylum cases and earmark $5 billion to bolster the rule of law in Central America.

Eric Johnson (foreground) and Scott Griggs (distant) face each other in the runoff to be the next mayor of Dallas. Here, debate moderator is The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers. Early voting runs through June 4, and election day is June 8.
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After a packed field of nine candidates, it's now down to two for Dallas mayor: State Rep. Eric Johnson, who got the most votes in the general election, and Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs, who came in a close second.

Early voting runs through June 4. Election Day is June 8.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned his party of straying too far to the left as it selects a nominee to face President Trump in next year's election.

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The two survivors in the race to be the next Dallas mayor faced off Thursday night in a debate a little more than two weeks before the June 8 runoff.

Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are very much on each other's minds.

At his campaign rally in Philadelphia on Saturday, the former vice president went off script — twice — to deride a protester with a whistle.

"That must be Bernie or somebody," Biden apparently said, raising eyebrows and drawing laughs.

(The line is at 8:21 into this video. You can decide for yourself what he said.)

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has a plan to change immigration policy in the U.S. The former Housing and Urban Development secretary wants to address immigrant detention, family reunification and the immigration court system.

In stark contrast to current policy, he also wants to decriminalize crossing the border illegally, a plan he outlined in a Medium post in April.

Immigration is likely to be a key issue in the 2020 presidential election, but so far Democratic candidates have largely shied away from the issue in their campaigns.

Julián Castro hasn't.

From student loan debt to unaffordable housing to the opioid crisis, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has developed a reputation for having a policy plan for everything.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

May features several debates between Dallas mayoral runoff candidates Eric Johnson and Scott Griggs -- the top two vote-getters in the May 4 election.

“I don’t want to be a flash-in-a-pan candidate or someone who is hot for a month,” Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said during a stop in Austin on Wednesday.

On election night, State Rep. Eric Johnson led a crowded field of nine candidates for Dallas mayor. He'll face City Council member Scott Griggs on June 8.
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A busy weekend of local elections brought clarity in Fort Worth — where the mayor and the entire City Council were re-elected — and in Arlington, where the mayor coasted to an easy win. But in Dallas, things are murkier, at least until the June 8 runoff.

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The race for Dallas mayor isn’t over yet. Democratic State Rep. Eric Johnson will face Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs in a June 8 runoff.

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has won a fifth term in office and is on her way to becoming the longest-serving mayor in city history. 

Incumbent Betsy Price (right) won the Fort Worth mayoral race with 56% of votes against challenger Deborah Peoples (left).
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The Dallas mayor’s race is heading to a runoff after no one was able to get a majority of the votes, while the Fort Worth mayor won re-election.

Vote for your mayor, city council members, school board trustees and other local officials Saturday, May 4.
Christy Robinson

The information below is for the May 2019 municipal elections. For November 2019 elections, click here. If you're registered and have a valid form of ID, you're ready to vote Saturday in the statewide municipal elections. Here's everything you need to know to vote in North Texas.

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