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What brought down one Texas county’s entire elections department? It was something in the water.

Aggrieved anti-fluoride activists, low pay and an understaffed office eventually drove away all of Gillespie County’s election staff.

By Natalia Contreras, Votebeat and The Texas Tribune
The Gillespie County Court House in Fredericksburg on Aug. 15, 2022.
The town of Fredericksburg on Aug. 15, 2022.

A fracas over fluoride

Long hours, low pay

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