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Importance of Texas Primaries

Mark P. Jones

Importance of Texas Primaries.

In this op-ed, fellow Mark Jones explains that due to the natural or artificial skewing of districts in favor of either Republicans or Democrats, Texans who neglect to participate in the state's primaries are largely letting the select few who do turn out decide who represents them in the U.S. Capitol, the Texas Capitol and the state's 254 county courthouses. Houston Chronicle: