Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Bruce Elfant, Travis County's tax assessor-collector, said the U.S. ranks about 100th among industrialized nations in voter turnout and Texas lags among states as well. MOSTLY TRUE, we found. (Travis County photo).

Bruce Elfant says U.S. voter turnout about 100th among industrialized nations; Texas not high either

A Travis County official, Bruce Elfant, says that in voter turnout, Americans suck compared to voters elsewhere.


OK, those weren't his words. But he made a similar point, which we found MOSTLY TRUE.



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