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Wed May 22, 2019, 04:00 AM

Senate passes ballot-access bill opposed by Democrats

Divided along party lines, the Texas Senate gave final approval late Monday to a bill that would change the rules on third-party access to the ballot in ways, Democrats argue, that would hurt their party and help Republicans.

House Bill 2504, which is on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott, would lower the threshold for placing Green and Libertarian party candidates on the ballot.

Currently, if a third-party candidate gets 5% of the vote in a statewide race in the previous general election, its candidates qualify for ballot placement in statewide races. HB 2504 would lower the threshold to 2% of votes in any of the previous five general elections, a 10-year window.

The change would allow the Green Party to meet the standard, while the Libertarian Party meets the current standard.

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20190521/senate-passes-ballot-access-bill-opposed-by-democrats

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Sun May 26, 2019, 09:25 PM

1. This bill was killed today

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Sun May 26, 2019, 09:33 PM

2. Good news.

Those 12 senators are also why Whitley will get canned as SoS tomorrow.

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