Early primary voting has come and gone, and it looks like many Texans decided to either stay away from the polls or wait until election day. Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says the turnout is lower than expected, even with a number of high-profile races on the Republican side.

In Friday’s Capital Tonight, we talked to election officials and voters about why that might be the case.


A lawsuit against the Texas ban on same-sex marriage saw a new twist this week, and a candidate’s Twitter typo made waves nationally. We sat down with Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune, Christy Hoppe of The Dallas Morning News and KUT’s Ben Philpott to sort through those stories and more.



Plus, Attorney General Greg Abbott has denounced a controversial comment by Ted Nugent, but the Motor City Madman himself isn’t completely backing down. PolitiFact’s Gardner Selby joined us to clear up the latest claim.