Texas saw the nation's sixth-highest voter turnout increase, but still lagged behind most other states

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Early voting at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View. Photo by Rachel Zein for The Texas Tribune. Four years after Texas ranked near the bottom in voter turnout in the country, the state saw a double-digit percentage point increase in that figure for the 2018 midterms. But that wasn’t good enough to get Texas out of the bottom half of states, as it still lagged behind the national average and trailed all but 10 states this year, according to the United States Election Project, which tracks the turnout rate of eligible voters nationwide. Voter turnout in the 2018 Texas midterm election...

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