The group Americans Elect wants to show the Democratic and Republican establishments that voters want another choice in presidential candidates. But if there are questions about the group's political impact, there are others over who's financing it.
Texas stands to gain four new seats in the U.S. House of Representatives if its legislative maps are approved by a federal court. The Justice Department has reservations about the redistricting plan, however, in part because it doesn't create a single new district that's majority Latino.
A personhood amendment on the state ballot would declare that life begins at conception. There is support for the measure in the conservative state but opposition from groups that say its broad language could limit contraception and threaten fertility treatments.
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