Judges In Partisan Elections

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Texas judges used to be selected by the governor with Senate consent, but in 1876 the judges election method change. Now judges are selected through a partisan election. A partisan election is where candidates are listed on the ballot, including their political party. Many believe that a partisan election is not an effective way of choosing judges, but rather use the non-partisan method when electing their judges. There is a few problems that may occur when citizens elect judges in partisan elections. In 2010, it was believed that partisan elections were wrong for judges and that legislators should give Texans a chance to change the system. They believed this because judges from both the Republican and democratic party lost an election due

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