Elections in Texas


Using the section on the most recent elections of president, senator, or governor, students will select their county and four other counties to create a line graph depicting the votes cast in the election. Students will compare their findings to others in the class and will compare their charts to try to explain their results. Students will use the “General Election” section to locate their United States representative, a state senator, and a Court of Appeals justice. They will construct three pie graphs. Each graph will reflect all candidates, their party affiliation, and their vote percentage with party symbols. Using the recap of the most recent legislative session, students should identify five major issues.
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http://www.texasalmanac.com/sites/default/files/doc/guide/Tx_Almanac_TG_L26_elections.pdf Disclaimer: this does not appear to be a resource that we own or control.

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Texas State Historical Association

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