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On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.

Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."

"This is the first time in Texas history -- and only the fourth time in United States history -- that two women are running for the top spots."

"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."

In "reality," there have "been no problems whatsoever" with the Texas voter ID law.

I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."

Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."

"Texas Governor Rick Perry’s voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."

"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."

Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.

Says Greg Abbott "converted over $1 million in federal grant money intended for use to prosecute online sexual predators and other cyber crimes and instead used it to harass and prosecute senior citizens who were assisting other senior citizens in applying for mail-in ballots."

Says that in Texas, Republican nominees "get 40 percent of the Latino vote on average."

Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.

In 2008, "only 54 percent of Latinos in Texas were registered to vote and only 35 percent actually turned out."

Says the "last non-partisan commission to improve the voting experience in America concluded that #VoterID was necessary."

Says 40 years ago, the U.S. placed Texas under Voting Rights Act for failing to print ballots in Spanish.

Says Austin voters can approve seven bond propositions "without raising taxes."

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