Why Texas Voter Turnout Failed to Meet Expectations

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningNovember 11, 2016 11:33 am| ,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, spoke with the Standard today to talk about what’s been going on across the state.

In the last couple weeks, conversations centered around record numbers of registered voters in Texas. But on Election Day, it seems the actual turnout wasn’t much higher than it has been in the past.

“What we learned is people were really rushing to the polls early – they knew it was going to be a high turnout election or they were predicting that it was going to be a high turnout election – they showed up to vote early so they wouldn’t be in long lines on Election Day,” Ramshaw says. “But at the end of the day, turnout really was not much different than it had been in previous major elections.”

What you’ll hear in this segment: 

-Possible Texas picks for President-Elect Trump’s administration

-What this year’s election results might mean for the 2017 legislative session