Tag: elections

Defend Yourself Against Racial Conflicts

(RGV) — Multiple publications have surfaced on social media–especially from people publishing negative encounters after Tuesday’s election results. “Go back where you came from.” or “Your time is up girly.” are some of the phrases seen on social media of incidents happening at gas stations, buses or simply walking down the street. Doctor Usman, Sheriff Cardiologist in the valley and part of the Muslim American community says these acts of violence are against everything America stands for. Angelica Esparza is also no stranger to the recent posts of attacks after the presidential elections. We reached out to authorities on...

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Historic Early Voting Turnout

RGV (KFXV) — Tonight early voting ends with historic voter turnout in counties across the Rio Grande Valley including Cameron and Hidalgo but, don’t forget you are still on time to make your voice heard during this 2016 election. Thousands of voters went out to the polls on this last day of early voting. In just a 12 hour period more than 15,000 votes registered in Hidalgo County and over 7,000 in Cameron County. Cynthia Garza is one of them–taking advantage of the open polls something that will change for general elections. Voting officials recommend you arrive on November...

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Harlingen authorities respond to alleged assault at polling place

In harlingen authorities respond to a polling place after an alleged assault. A woman claims she was assaulted by a candidate while she was supporting his opponent. The woman claimed it was her political preference that caused this incident right outside a Cameron County Office. “He told me that I should not be holding the sign and that I was blocking the sidewalk and he shoves me” – Laura Cerrato (Political Activist) She said she was supporting her candidate when the incident happened. “I received a call from one of my campaign worker out here she said she had...

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Lawsuit Leaves Election in Limbo for RGC CISD

RIO GRANDE CITY (KFXV) — Just a few days from early voting a lawsuit in starr county is blocking two out of three polling locations. The lawsuit against Rio Grande City CISD.The district s now trying to figure out other options for you, the voter. Antonia Castillo is part of one of the communities being affected in this lawsuit. Castillo lives in a community called La Victoria which until a few day ago was designated to have polling location offered by Rio Grande City CISD for early voting. These documents prohibit the district from using the Victoria Community Center...

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One Day Left to Register to Vote

Elections are right around the corner and while many are registered to vote, some still haven’t. Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote. Texans have one more day to register to vote before the October 11th deadline. Due to a low voter turnout in our area, AACT now representatives remind the community to take advantage of this time. The voter registration process can be started online at AACTNOW.org, once you apply and submit your application, a voter registration certificate will be mailed to you within thirty days.You must ensure everything is correct once you receive it, if not,...

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