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Analysis: Dumping Texas voters’ favorite shortcut might hurt down-ballot candidates — and Democrats

Straight-ticket voting helped candidates down-ballot in 2018, and according to a new study, it helped Democrats, too. But that method of voting will go away in 2020.

A voter walks into the Howson Branch Library in Austin on the last day of early voting in Travis County.

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