Learning Objectives

8.1 Discuss the barriers to minorities’ voting rights in Texas.

8.2 Describe the different types of elections held in Texas.

8.3 Explain the trends of voter turnout in Texas elections.

8.4 Describe the challenges that minority political parties and independent candidates face when trying to contest elections in Texas.

8.5 Evaluate the impact of technology and geography on Texas elections.

8.6 Explain the impact campaign finance has on Texas elections.

8.7 Assess who wins and who loses in Texas’s current election system.