Analyzing 2020: Shock the vote

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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Dan Ruiz Branch Library in Austin on Election Day. Nov. 3, 2020. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

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The 2020 election has done a pretty good imitation of a perpetual motion machine, starting well before the year began and lasting weeks after the nation’s votes had been cast and counted. Texas didn’t have the post-election problems seen in other states, but the fights over election and voting laws and practices in the state lasted for several months — through the primaries, the coronavirus-delayed runoffs and the November general election. Some of it was substantive. All of it was confusing, and fed misgivings about the way we choose the people who run the state and the country. Here are some of my columns on voting from 2020.

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