Democratic voter turnout in Texas reached historic lows this week, with fewer liberal supporters showing up during Tuesday’s governor run-off than any point in nearly 100 years.
According to the Texas Tribune, the Democrat Party had “their worst runoff turnout in almost a century,” setting the stage for a showdown between Democrat Lupe Valdez and Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
“Valdez officially accepted her party’s nomination Tuesday night, narrowly defeating Andrew White with around 52 percent of the vote. But she faces an uphill battle against Abbott, who touts a high approval rating and a $41 million war chest in an ultraconservative state,” writes the Tribune.
The news went from bad to worse for the Texas Democratic Party, with turnout plunging nearly 60% from the million Texans who voted in March’s primary.