It was the most probably the most conservative to in the history of Texas. The 82nd Texas Legislative Session of 2011. The year of the height of the Texas drought we are still experiencing.
The legislative session before Governor Rick Perry announced his intention to run for president of the United States. Some thought it was a disaster foisted upon the state by Perry’s political ambitions and a tragedy for impoverished women in the state of Texas. It was a session that produced the sonogram abortion law, deep cuts to women’s health care, the Texas Voter I.D. law, loser pays for frivolous lawsuits, balanced the budget and cut spending in a year of recession and gutted the funding of public education and Planned Parenthood.
Much has been made about the early voting results. That Democrat candidate for governor Wendy Davis will lose by double digits to her Republican opponent. That Battleground Texas has failed and Democrats did not get out their voters in key counties like El Paso. They are now available for the larger counties of Texas.
And now the results are in. At least for the counties with major population centers.
Is there really anything to glean from these numbers? Sure.