The election only determines who will lead the nation's fourth-largest city, no big deal.
Houtopia, a Bayou City blogger, offered this comment to my sourpuss post about why Chris Bell lost. I am going to publish it here, because I think it is very smart, without being right. Mostly I agree that this race was lost for Bell the moment the Austin
A commenter keeps insisting that I write about the Chris Bell race. Boring. Look at the Georgia Senate race. The people who voted Democratic on election day did not care about down-ballot races. They voted straight ticket, but they only cared about Obama. They didn’t come back to vote in
Harris County: Absentee vote: Huffman 70-30 Early vote: Huffman 58-42 Combined early vote: Huffman 62-37 Reports from other counties: Brazoria early vote: Huffman 62-37 Chambers: no returns Galveston: no returns Fort Bend: Huffman 70-30 Jefferson: Bell 83-17, but only 1,368 votes cast
My source estimates the deficit at around 2,500 after early voting. A second source in Houston backs him up. If that is accurate, it’s going to be hard for Bell to make up the difference today. The report is that the turnout is light. Assuming that Huffman wins, you have