Inside Texas Politics began with a countdown to Tuesday’s general election. With 48-hours away from the election, Dallas County Republican Party Chair Missy Shorey and Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan answered two big questions. They discussed which Democrat can defeat veteran Republicans, and with early voting over, which side benefits most? Donovan and Shorey joined host Jason Whitely and Bud Kennedy from the Star-Telegram.
Voters complained that voting machines were changing their votes when they voted during early voting. However, the Texas Secretary of State’s office said that the machines were working properly. Officials urged voters just to slow down and check their ballots. However, Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of the Texas Tribune, joined host Jason Whitely to discuss what the Tribune found when it investigated these reported problems. Jason and Ross also talked about the new developments in the race for Speaker of the Texas House.
MY VOICE, MY OPINION
The upcoming Tuesday general election seems to have overshadowed two acts of hate that happened last week. They were the mass shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue, and the FBI arresting the man suspected of mailing pipe bombs to prominent Democrats. Contributor Ed Gray, from the Commish Radio Show, placed blame on one person in this week’s My Voice, My Opinion.
Over the next 48-hours, a flood of campaign ads will hit the airwaves as candidates make their closing arguments. Political consultants Democrat Matt Angle and Republican Vinny Minchillo joined host Jason Whitely to discuss the candidates’ messaging and mistakes being made. Angle is from the Lone Star Project and Vinny Minchillo from Glass House Strategy.
Federal courts might soon face the question of whether a person born in the United States is actually a citizen. That issue sparked this week’s debate – in Flashpoint. From the right - Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer. And from the left - author and producer Katie Sherrod.
Reporters Roundtable puts the headlines in perspective each week. Ross and Bud returned along with Berna Dean Steptoe, WFAA’s political producer. Ross, Bud, and Berna Dean discussed whether the U.S. Senate race between Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke is close just days before Tuesday’s election, and how important is the large early voter turnout. They also talked about the complaints of voter suppression from Democrats and illegal voting from Republicans.