President George H.W. Bush and Robert A. Mosbacher Sr.
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Texas ranked 47th of all the states in voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election. This issue of The Takeaway explores Texas’ consistently low voter turnout and some policies that could help increase it. The author is a Bush School student whose work was supported by a research fellowship from The Texas Lyceum.
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