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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:10 AM

Some glimmer of hope?

http://harpers.org/archive/2017/03/texas-is-the-future/?single=1

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Unlike the rest of the country, Houston Democrats had a full-scale Republican rout to celebrate. The party had swept the polls in Harris County, the vast region encompassing Houston, arguably the nationís most diverse city (as locals never tire of repeating). With 4.5 million inhabitants, the county is more populous than half the states in America. Now Harris voters had elected a Democratic district attorney ó a very powerful post in Texas law enforcement ó for the first time in thirty-six years. The Democrats had also captured almost every other slot on the ballot, including the tax assessorís office, which oversees voter registration: a crucial win in an age of Republican voter suppression.

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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 09:30 AM

1. That's a big glimmer-that's great! nt

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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 11:04 AM

2. Thank you for this! It's important to highlight our wins and this is a big one!

Congrats, Houston!

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