Analysis: The Case of the Missing Democratic Voters

The looming demographic wave has been the talk of Texas politics for more than a decade. But the Democrats anticipating this flood of new voters have seemingly forgotten that a couple of million occasional supporters have not participated in a primary election in eight years.

To make gains at the polls, Democrats cannot simply focus on getting out new voters; they must get the old ones to return.

The biggest chunk of the state’s growth can be attributed to an increase in the minority populations, and the biggest part of that growth has been Hispanic. And that is where the ...

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