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Save the Date: Oct. 9 Last Day to Register for General Election

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Don’t let your vote get left out. To vote in the Nov. 6 general election, residents must register by Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Early voting takes place from Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Nov. 2. You can confirm your registration status on this website by going to Am I Registered? where you will select one of three methods for conducting your search, such as providing your driver’s license number and date of birth.

If you have more questions about the voting process, go here.

Below are just a few of the candidates who will need your vote during the general election. To see the full list, go here.

U.S. Senator

Republican (Rep) – Ted Cruz
Democrat (Dem) – Beto O’Rourke
Libertarian (Lib) – Neal M. Dikeman

U.S. Representative District 20

Dem – Joaquin Castro
Lib – Jeffrey Blunt

U.S. Representative District 21

Rep – Chip Roy
Dem – Lee Santos

U.S. Representative District 23

Rep – Will Hurd
Dem – Gina Ortiz Jones
Lib – Ruben Corvalan

Governor

Rep – Greg Abbott
Dep – Lupe Valdez
Lib – Mark Jay Tippetts

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Police Officer Fired 5 years Later

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New York, NY – After over 5 years of investigation, Daniel Pantaleo, a New York City police officer, has finally been fired for using an illegal chokehold that led to the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man accused of selling untaxed cigarettes.

Police commissioner James O’Neill announced on Monday that he has fired Pantaleo based on a recent recommendation from a department disciplinary judge. Pantaleo had been on desk duty with pay since Garner’s death, but has now been terminated from his position following the administrative trial which ended in June. Pantaleo will also no longer qualify to receive pension.

Many officers were on the scene but Pantaleo was the officer who was caught on video putting Garner in a headlock while he wrestled him to the ground in a violent arrest in 2014. Garner died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

During the arrest, Garner pleaded repeatedly, “I can’t breathe.” It became a rallying cry for national protests over race and the police excessive use of force.

Autopsy results confirmed that Garner died of heart attack and noted that the chokehold was a factor on his death. A medical examiner also ruled Garner’s death a homicide, but a grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo in 2014.

In addition, the Department of Justice announced back in July that it would not file any charges against Pantaleo.

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Special Report – Lack of Confidence in District 2

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