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BSdetect

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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:10 AM Mar 2017

Some glimmer of hope?

http://harpers.org/archive/2017/03/texas-is-the-future/?single=1

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Unlike the rest of the country, Houston Democrats had a full-scale Republican rout to celebrate. The party had swept the polls in Harris County, the vast region encompassing Houston, arguably the nation’s most diverse city (as locals never tire of repeating). With 4.5 million inhabitants, the county is more populous than half the states in America. Now Harris voters had elected a Democratic district attorney — a very powerful post in Texas law enforcement — for the first time in thirty-six years. The Democrats had also captured almost every other slot on the ballot, including the tax assessor’s office, which oversees voter registration: a crucial win in an age of Republican voter suppression.

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Some glimmer of hope? (Original Post) BSdetect Mar 2017 OP
That's a big glimmer-that's great! nt babylonsister Mar 2017 #1
Thank you for this! It's important to highlight our wins and this is a big one! lark Mar 2017 #2
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