In close elections, two opponents can be better than one

A Houston voter checked in with poll workers for the primary runoff election July 14. Credit: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

A Republican effort to knock 44 Libertarians off the ballot fell short, and that could have an outsize effect on close races in November.

While many of us were relaxing over the long Labor Day weekend, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that could decide some of the closest races on this year’s general election ballot.

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