The election snafus that lead to a resignation in Harris County

Recapping the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Alexandra HartMarch 11, 2022 1:55 pm, , ,

It’s time for the week that was in Texas politics with James Barragán, political reporter for The Texas Tribune.

What went wrong in Harris County?

That’s the question elections observers are asking, after delayed results and uncounted ballots lead to the resignation of Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria.

Barragán says Election Day results may have been complicated by the county’s switch to new voting machines.

“Then the Harris County elections office misplaced or didn’t count 10,000 mail votes … and that made issues even worse,” he said.

“It looks like all the election results held,” Barragán said, but the snafu lead to Longoria’s resignation.

That’s one of the stories from the week in Texas politics. Listen in the audio player above for more, including Democratic attorney general hopeful Lee Merrit’s suspension of his campaign, and news of a new county joining in Gov. Greg Abbott’s problem-plagued border security mission.

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