Super Tuesday voting begins

by | Mar 3, 2020 | Latest

Today is Election Day in Texas and 13 other states.

Voters will cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary elections. Each party primary also include races to determine nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative seats, statewide offices and for a handful of county level offices.

Sachse residents can cast ballots from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Nearest locations for Collin County voters are Wylie’s Smith Public Library, 300 Country Club Road; Southfork Mobile Home Park, 216 Southfork Blvd.; and Murphy Community Center, 205 N. Murphy Road.

Nearest locations for residents of Dallas County are Hudson Middle School, 4405 Huddson Drive; Sachse City Hall, 3815-B Sachse Road; Rowlett’s Liberty Grove Elementary, 10201 Liberty Grove Road; and Garland’s Lister Elementary, 3131 Mars Drive.

At the top of ballots are candidates seeking presidential nominations and each party has an ample number of hopefuls.

In the GOP Primary, President Donald Trump faces six opponents: Roque “Rocky” Guerra, Zoltan G. Istvan, Matthew Matern, Bob Ely, Joe Walsh and Bill Weld.

Seeking the Democratic nomination for president, as listed on ballots, are Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigeig, Rocque “Rocky” de la Fuente, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, John K. Delaney, Marianne Williamson, Cory Booker, Robby Wells, Julian Castro, Michael Bennet, Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang.

A good number of presidential candidates, such as Democrats Harris, Gabbard, Williamson, Booker, Castro and Yang, have dropped out of the race but their names still appear on primary ballots.

Incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn faces three challengers in the Republican Primary, Mark Yancey, Dwayne Stovall and Virgil Bierschwale. On the Democratic side, the seven hopefuls running for the U.S. Senate nomination are Chris Bell, Jack Daniel Foster, Jr., Victor Hugo Harris, Sema Hernandez, Adrian Ocegueda, Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, Royce West and Amanda Edwards.

Depending on where someone lives in Sachse, they can cast votes for U.S. Representative of District 3 or 32. Most of Sachse is in District 32, represented by Colin Allred, who is seeking re-election as a Democrat. He will face the winner of a 3-way GOP race among Floyd McClendon, Genevieve Collins and Jeff Tokar.

District 3 incumbent U.S. Rep. Van Taylor is unopposed in the Republican Primary but will face Lulu Seikaly or Sean McCaffity from the Democratic Primary in the General Election.

First-term incumbent Candy Noble is unopposed in the Republican Primary for state Representative, District 89, and will run against either Democratic candidate Ray Ash or John Cocks.

GOP incumbent state Rep. Angie Chin Button, District 112, is unopposed in the primary and will face Democratic candidate Brandy K. Chambers, also unopposed, in the General Election.

Moving down the ballot, incumbent Collin County Tax Assessor Ken Maun is challenged by Scott Grigg in the Republican Primary. There is no Democratic candidate for the office.

A race developed at the filing deadline for Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 3, when longtime Allen Mayor Steve Terrell challenged incumbent Darrell Hale for the Republican nomination. Hale was elected in 2018 to fill an unexpired term.

Incumbent Collin County GOP candidates running unopposed in the primary are Sheriff Jim Skinner and Constable Gary Edwards, Pct. 2.

In Dallas County, Republican Sheriff candidate Chad Prda is unopposed, while there’s a 3-way race for the Democratic nomination: Marian Brown, Roy Williams, Jr. and Sam Mohamed.

Rodney Anderson is the only Republican candidate for Dallas County Chair, and the Democrat County Chair is a race between Carol Donovan and Michelle Espinal-Embler.

Democrat John R. Ames is the only candidate from either party running for Dallas County Tax Assessor-Collector.

Also on primary ballots are seats on the Texas Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Railroad Commissioner and District Courts, and a number of non-binding propositions.

On Republican Party ballots are nine propositions addressing prayer in public schools, the right to own guns, taxpayer-funding lobbying, border security, healthcare decisions for children under the age of 18, sex change procedures, preservation of historical sites, artifacts and buildings, purging voter rolls, bail set in criminal cases and term limits for state legislators.

Democratic Party ballots include 11 propositions dealing with universal health care, student debt, climate change, economic security for workers, discrimination, freedom from violence, affordable housing, state election holiday, fair criminal justice system, immigration reform and equitable taxation.

 

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