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What are some reasons why elections matter in the United States and in Texas?

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Elections matter in the United States and Texas (and in any other place that truly has a democratic system, for that matter) for the same reasons.  Simply put, elections are fundamental to democracy.  Let us look at two important ways in which this is so.

First, elections matter because they allow the people to feel that they are truly in control of their government.  We know that we cannot have direct democracy in a country as large...

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