The Texas Miracle #5: What’s Wrong with Texas Voters?
Why don’t Texans vote? Will Rick Perry wear his hipster glasses in his official portrait? How’d that tiger get loose? Plus more on this week’s podcast.
You’ll also meet an undocumented Texan named Victor Erives, whose deaf parents brought him to Texas hoping to find a better life — only, years later, to see the state his family risked everything to call home turn its back on immigrants just like him.
In this week’s Ask A Texan segment, we’ll ask formidable Tyrant’s Foe Fred Lewis to explore a question — one often screamed, in all caps, on any given election night: Why don’t Texans vote? And be sure to stay tuned through the outtro for a special crowd-sourcing assignment involving the Texas Miracle’s Ask A Texan hotline.
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