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Gina Ortiz Jones Files Motion Requiring Bexar County Provide Provisional Voter List

Gina Ortiz Jones Files Motion Requiring Bexar County Provide Provisional Voter List

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones filed a court motion on Tuesday, November 13 to force Bexar County’s election administrator to release a list of provisional voters. During an afternoon press conference, Jones said a district judge has ordered Bexar to release the full list, but county officials

In Texas, the “Rainbow Wave” Outpaces the Blue One

Fourteen of 35 LGBTQ candidates won their races Tuesday night, and activists say the 2018 election will carve a path for a future “rainbow wave” in Texas. by Hannah Wiley, The Texas Tribune Fourteen of the 35 gay, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for office in Texas during the midterms claimed victory Tuesday night

Record Number of LGBTQ Texans on November 6 Ballot

No matter what the outcome, the November 6 election will be notable for the record number of LGBTQ Texans on the ballot this year. An estimated 33 Texas candidates are running for national, state and local seats. Depending on what part of town they live in, voters in San Antonio will see up to four

Your Ballot is Your Voice: Early Voting Begins on October 22

Early voting for the November General Election begins on Monday, October 22 and ends Friday, November 2. Voters can cast ballots at the Bexar County Elections Department and at numerous other locations around the city. This year’s election presents a challenge to Bexar County voters who must decide scores of races including governor, U.S. Senator,

After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

Three LGBT Congressional candidates from Texas scored victories in the Democratic Party runoff on May 22 and will now advance to face Republican challengers in the November election. Lorie Burch from Plano, Gina Ortiz Jones from San Antonio and Eric Holguin from Corpus Christi easily won their races with large majorities. One candidate, Mary Street

Stonewall Democrats Make Two Endorsements in Runoff Races

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio voted two new endorsements at their March 19 meeting in races slated for the May 22 Democratic Primary Runoff. Stonewall gave the nod to Mary Street Wilson in the runoff for U.S. Representative District 21 and to incumbent Paul Elizondo for County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Wilson, a former math

Primary Election Night Snapshots

Almost 160,000 votes were cast in the March 6 Joint Primary Election in Bexar County. What is notable about this election is that nearly 56 percent of those were Democratic votes. It also was the first time in nearly a decade since Democrats outvoted Republicans in Bexar County early voting. It was a record year

Local LGBT Candidates Look Toward Primary Election

As the primary election nears on Tuesday, March 6, nearly 50 LGBT candidates around the state, including three from San Antonio, are making last minute pitches. These candidates are running in races for Congress, the state government and legislature, and positions in county and city government. This year, nearly three times more LGBT candidates running

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