Voter turnout of only 16.5 percent

Congratulations to Annise Parker for winning the mayoral election in Houston.

What makes this story noteworthy is two items. First, Ms. Parker is openly gay. More surprising is the 16.5% voter turnout.

I have missed my share of local elections, but I’m a little embarrassed for our country when I see a 16.5% voter turnout.

Here is the full article in the Associated Press.

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