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Understanding the 2020 GOP Primary in Texas’ 13th Congressional District – Includes the July 2020 Runoff Election
This paper examines the 2020 Republican primary election, including runoff, in the 13th Congressional District in northern Texas and the Texas Panhandle.
Constitutionally Defining Marriage in a Non-Presidential Election Year : A Study of the Vote in Two States
In 2004, voters in thirteen states approved amendments to their state constitutions defining marriage as involving one man and one woman. The process of states adding marriage definition amendments to their constitutions ...
Morality and Medical Marijuana: The 2018 Vote on State Question 788 in Oklahoma
At the June 2018 primary election, Oklahoma voters considered a citizen initiative to allow the licensed cultivation, use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The initiative was successful receiving over 57 ...
The Political Context of Emergency Services Districts in Texas
Special purpose districts are the most numerous units of government in Texas. There are approximately 3,350 special districts in Texas, divided into 40 different types. Special districts exist locally and provide infrastructure ...
Does turnout matter?
This paper examines the 2015 vote on a non-binding referendum on a portion of the program of downtown redevelopment in Amarillo, Texas. Despite early polls indicating that the referendum would be easy defeated, Amarillo ...
Public Opinion and Confederate Memorials in Amarillo
A white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent in August 2017. The rally directed attention to the presence of Confederate monuments in numerous American cities, including Amarillo, Texas. In an ...