It’s Election Day: If Nobody Votes, ‘Nobody’ Wins

By Bethany Erickson / November 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Now I know you’re probably already squawking — I can hear it from here — about this “Nobody” business in this headline. “NOBODY? Record turnout, lady, in early voting — how is that NOBODY votes?” But hear me out. If nobody votes, then Nobody will win. And that’s not just brain-breaking hyperbole that the grammarian […]

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Voters Statewide and Local Report Problems with Electronic Voting Machines

By Bethany Erickson / October 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

As record numbers of voters hit the polls during early voting, reports statewide and locally have begun to trickle in regarding malfunctions in electronic voting machines. In some areas, like Harris County, voters have reported that their votes for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke were changed to incumbent Ted Cruz when they voted straight […]

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North Texas Shatters First Day Early Voting Records

By Bethany Erickson / October 23, 2018 / 2 Comments

Voters are fired up — and that enthusiasm was borne out in Monday morning’s record-shattering early voting tallies across the state. And that makes sense — 15,793,257 people are registered to vote in this November’s election, a record number. In the 2014 midterms, only 4.7 percent of the 14 million registered at the time voted. […]

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Absentee Ballot Correction Causes Some Voter Confusion

By Bethany Erickson / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Anna Wilson was expecting her absentee ballot to arrive in her mailbox at Washington University in St. Louis sometime this month. But she was surprised to open her mailbox to find two envelopes bearing ballots from the Dallas County Elections Department. “I think these were actually sent out at slightly different times,” the college student […]

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Richardson ISD Changes Calendar to Student Holiday on Election Day, Cites Security Concerns

By Bethany Erickson / August 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Richardson ISD announced Thursday that security concerns have motivated a calendar change this year — one that so far other local districts have not adopted. It’s not unusual for schools to serve as polling locations on Election Day. But RISD officials said that security risks associated with the practice have led them to make Nov. […]

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