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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Issue 414   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 414  
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Houston election results
Only 13.14 percent of voters show up and participate in the city election
by Dave Welch

The summary of the results for Houston city races is as follows, but the “rest of the story” is just as important.  Incumbent mayor Annise Parker very narrowly avoided a runoff election by less than 1,000 votes out of 115,881 cast, and a 50.86% margin. The “rest of the story”…?

804,291 registered voters in Houston did not care enough about the moral and financial chaos in their city government to take a few minutes and vote.

There will be a runoff election in December for the races shown below, however less than half of those who did vote will get out and do it again.  Please ponder this number for a moment…

Activist lesbian Annise Parker was re-elected to the fourth largest city in America that has over 2 million in population and 920,172 registered voters with 58,939 votes.

58,939 votes

58,939 votes

Annise Parker LOST the Election Day vote (49.69%), winning only because of her margin in the early voting (53%).  That is reverse of 2009 and in large part because of the strong final push on Sunday by some of our churches.

It simply was not enough and too few citizens cared.  How do we make people care?  How do you persuade citizens to accept their responsibility for something as serious as governing authority?  How do we just move Christians to get to this point? What if just one half of Bible-believing Christians participated? 

I thank our God for each of you have been doing your part and truly leading your congregations.  On whole, we have had too little coming from too many of our pulpits for too long and this is the price we are paying.  I cannot possibly say it better than James Garfield in 1876:


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