covers demographics, voting rights and politics for The Texas Tribune, with a focus on the state's growing Hispanic population. She previously covered health care for the Tribune, where she started as in intern. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a journalism degree.
Election officials who often receive thousands of voter registration cards just before elections must manually enter each new voter’s information into their database — a time-consuming process that often leads to massive backlogs.
After a jump in applications in Texas ahead of the 2016 elections, green card holders seeking to become U.S. citizens have been caught in a growing backlog that has escalated under the Trump administration.
In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling over the state's political maps, Texas is now trying to eliminate the possibility of a return to federal oversight of its election laws as part of the case against the state's voter ID law.