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Nine votes, Three Races: Why Your Vote Matters
The Houston Courant ^ | July 18, 2020 | R. Malone

Posted on 07/18/2020 6:20:16 AM PDT by The Houston Courant

They say one person can’t make a difference in politics. One person isn’t enough. Their vote doesn’t matter. Well—after this week’s Primary Run-off Election, you may want to think again.

One Texan is poised to change the Texas Legislature in 2021. His name is Bryan Slaton.

Bryan was a youth pastor in East Texas who decided he’d had enough of government intrusion in his life and wanted to do something about it. He showed up several years ago to a townhall and started asking questions. When the answers were not satisfactory, Bryan knew he had to do more.

So, he decided to run for State Representative in Texas House District 2. Bryan’s first campaign was in 2016. He was running against a long-time incumbent in a primary election and he knew it was going to be a battle—many try, but few succeed. When the votes were tallied, Bryan performed far better than anyone expected. However, he was still 581 votes short of victory.

But, in true conservative fashion Bryan didn’t give up. In 2018, he again entered the Republican Primary Election in House District 2—again against the same incumbent. Again, he did well, but was still 790 votes short of a win.

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1 posted on 07/18/2020 6:20:16 AM PDT by The Houston Courant
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To: The Houston Courant

One of my son’s was “too busy” to vote at a city council election a few years back. Our candidate tied for the lead. The recount was still a tie.

Our small city doesn’t have a tie breaker rule, like flipping a coin. It took months to figure out what they should do, all because of one vote.

2 posted on 07/18/2020 6:37:16 AM PDT by cyclotic (The most dangerous people are the ones that feel the most helpless)
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To: The Houston Courant

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3 posted on 07/18/2020 6:39:58 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: cyclotic

So..... what did they do?

4 posted on 07/18/2020 7:23:46 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (My mind is wandering, and I'm following it!)
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To: jackibutterfly

He knocked on doors for years, basically. He was always getting the message of constitutional conservativism as often and as frequently as he could. THIS is what it takes: NOT Twitter/Facebook crap which gets communinistized.

5 posted on 07/18/2020 7:32:21 AM PDT by GOP Congress
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