On Monday, Dec. 5, Texas Secretary of State John Scott (R) announced that he would resign at the end of the year.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Texas Supreme Court issued a temporary order following an emergency request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) seeking to prohibit the counting of provisional ballots cast during in Harris County.
On Monday, Nov. 21, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed a petition in the Texas Supreme Court seeking emergency relief to prohibit the counting of ballots cast during Harris County’s extended polling hours on Election Day held on Nov. 8, 2022.
On Monday, Nov. 14, the Harris County Republican Party and its chairwoman filed a lawsuit against Harris County and its election administrator challenging “multiple instances of ill-advised and illegal alterations of election procedures which must be stopped immediately.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Texas Supreme Court paused a ruling that extended voting hours at precincts in Harris County, the third most populous county in the nation.
On Monday, Nov. 7, a federal judge issued an emergency order prohibiting election officials at a polling site in Beaumont, Texas from engaging in behavior that the county’s Black voters found to be intimidating and discriminatory.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief in a case challenging Texas’ “wet signature” law, which requires voters to sign their names with pen on paper, rather than electronically, when registering to vote.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s opinion that struck down strict residency requirements for voter registration in Texas’ Senate Bill 1111, thereby reinstating the law in full.
On Thursday, Oct. 20, three Harris County officials sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting federal monitors for the upcoming elections.
On Monday, Oct. 10, a judge ordered Bexar County, Texas, to operate a minimum of 388 polling locations on Election Day this November — 129 more locations than the county had initially planned.
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