By GARY FIELDS, ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and SUDHIN THANAWALA
State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems.
After defeating Beto O’Rourke — Texas’ most promising Democrat in recent history — Abbott begins his third term in a strong position, with a rising national profile and a governing mandate in the eyes of fellow Republicans.
The Associated Press projects that Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran has won the contest to fill the U.S. House District 1 seat vacated by Republican Louie Gohmert. Moran was challenged by Democrat Jrmar Jefferson.
Hall talked about how he intends to “continue to serve as a conservative” who is “pro-life, pro-free markets, pro-religious freedom, pro-secure border, pro-liberty, pro-property rights and pro-limited government.”
She discussed her campaign thus far, her priorities including advocating for expanded access to healthcare for rural residents and supporting the legalization of marijuana, as well as how she sets herself apart from her opponent, Republican incumbent Sid Miller.
U.S. Rep. District 4 candidate, Iro Omere, joined East Texas Now to talk about staying true to her Texas roots, energizing the youth vote (regardless of who they might support), and how her background as an educator has informed her approach to addressing the needs of teachers and students.
Registration applications must be submitted in-person or by mail. If you’re mailing it in, it must be postmarked by the Oct. 11 deadline. Completed forms can also be dropped off at your county’s election office. but that must be done before the close of business on Oct. 11.
Texas State Senator Dawn Buckingham spoke again with East Texas Now’s Devyn Shea about the state of the race to succeed George P. Bush as Texas’ land commissioner. The two talk about Texas’ border, gas prices and the Permanent School Fund.
Midterm elections are right around the corner and as you prepare to register and vote, experts are warning of election and campaign related scams. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman outlines some of the common tricks scammers use when targeting voters.