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  •  I have to disagree a little (5+ / 0-)

    If straight ticket voting is not the problem, then why do Texas district court elections (in Harris Co., at least) all break down 56-44 in a given year (2010)? I mean, look at these results:

    Texas District 180     (R): Marc Brown, Danny Dexter and Emily Munoz (D): Lori Gooch and Darrell Jordan     Marc Brown and Danny Dexter competed in the run-off election April 13, 2010.     Marc Brown won with 57% of the vote. [4]
    Texas District 181     (R): John B. Board     John B. Board was up for re-election.     John B. Board
    Texas District 182     (R): Jeannine Barr (D): Brandon Dudley     Jeannine Barr was up for re-election.     Jeannine Barr won with 56% of the vote. [4]
    Texas District 183     (R): Vanessa Velasquez (D): Michael Gomez (Texas)     Vanessa Velasquez was up for re-election.     Vanessa Velasquez won with 57% of the vote. [4]
    Texas District 184     (R): Jan Krocker (D): Jay W. Burnett     Jan Krocker was up for re-election.     Jan Krocker won with 56.4% of the vote. [4]
    Texas District 185     (R): Susan Brown (Texas) (D): Vivian King     Susan Brown (Texas) was up for re-election.     Susan Brown won with 56.2% of the vote. [4]
    Texas District 186     (D): Maria Teresa Herr     Maria Teresa Herr was up for re-election.     Maria Teresa Herr
    Texas District 187     (R): Raymond Angelini (D): Dinorah Diaz     Raymond Angelini was up for re-election.     Raymond Angelini won with 56.62% of the vote. [5]
    Texas District 188     (R): David Brabham     David Brabham was up for re-election.     David Brabham
    Texas District 189     (R): Bill Burke (D): Ursula A. Hall, Larry Hinojosa and Andy Pereira     Bill Burke and Ursula A. Hall competed in the general election.     Bill Burke won with 56.9% of the vote.

    Texas District 228     (R): Marc Carter (D): Harris Wood     Marc Carter was up for re-election.     Marc Carter won with 56.9% of the vote. [4]
    Texas District 230     (R): Belinda Hill (D): Garland McInnis     Belinda Hill was up for re-election.     Belinda Hill won with 57.2% of the vote. [4]
    Texas District 231     (R): Randy Catterton     Randy Catterton was up for re-election.     Randy Catterton
    Texas District 232     (R): Mary Lou Keel (D): Greg Glass     Mary Lou Keel was up for re-election.     Mary Lou Keel won with 56.8% of the vote. [4]

    Texas District 263     (R): Jim Wallace (D): Alvin Nunnery     Jim Wallace was up for re-election.     Jim Wallace won with 56% of the vote. [4]

    I just don't see how that can be consequence.

    *Full disclosure: Judge Bill Burke, though an (R), is a good person. He's a civil court judge who also presides over the drug court docket, and I have written about him here before.

    "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil." ~Bobby Kennedy

    by Grizzard on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 06:44:41 AM PST

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