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Texas Low Voter Turnout
The Texas state is one of the largest populations in the United States. Despite Texas being
a large population, Texas is one of the worst voter turnouts of candidate elections. The low voter
turnouts affect the Texas state government greatly, and the cause of the low turnout comes from
Texas's political culture.
From Texas, the voter turnout is one of the lowest turnouts in America. The majority of
the Texas’ state population is Latino and most of the barriers of the voter turnout is due to the
political culture. According to an article, Why Does Texas Have Such a Low Voter Turnout?
specifically states that there is “low participation, especially among Latinos and other minorities
in Texas” (1). Thus, the Latinos and minorities from Texas lack the political participation and
influence that crucially affect the candidate votes. Moreover, as expressed in the Lone Star
Politics: Tradition and Transformation in Texas, the people who participate to vote are the
winners in the elections. Because the Latino people from Texas do not engage in politics, they
see no need to vote. Since most of the Latino population do no vote, the Latinos need to have a
reason to politically participate to rise the voter turnout of Texas. Thus, the candidates running
for office need to understand and focus their conversation to politically influence the Latino
population to vote other than focusing the conversation the voting itself.
Overall, the political culture greatly affects the Texas voter turnouts negatively. The low
voter turnouts are a major issue in Texas; moreover, the non-voters of Texas are not politically
influenced to step up and vote for the candidate they want in office. To successfully improve
voter turnouts, the political culture needs to feel encouraged on an influential level. TEXAS LOW VOTER TURNOUT 2
Collier, K. E., Galatas, S., & Harrelson-Stephens, J. (2020). Lone star politics: Tradition and
transformation in Texas. Washington, D.C.: Sage.
Davies, David Martin. “Why Does Texas Have Such a Low Voter Turnout?” Texas Public Radio,
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