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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new report out of Austin Community College Thursday predicts 16 to 17% of Texas voters in November 2020 will not fill out their entire ballot. It’s a side effect of 2017’s House Bill 25 which repealed straight-ticket voting in the state. The measure used to automatically select all members of a certain political party on a given ballot.
This will impact older people and people of color the most, according to the report.
Analysis - ACC - Center - Public - Policy
The analysis came out of ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies. Peck Young heads the center and says voters will just get tired around judicial races.
“They’re used to walking in there and going, just a minute Mildred, (motions to punching a voting machine). I voted. Let’s go get some coffee. Now they’re going to be sitting in there going “oh wow – how many of these blooming people are there?” said Young.
Team - Years - Data - Straight-ticket - Voting
His team looked back over 28 years of data on straight-ticket voting in Texas. The results indicate older, Hispanic, and African-American voters will...
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