For many years now, Brazoria County residents have been missing one of the most crucial elements of a representative democracy — choices.

The impotence of the local and state Democratic Party, combined with a big contingent of highly popular incumbents, has meant county voters haven’t had to put much thought into who would get their vote. In primary elections, most of the county office slots on the Republican ballot contained only a single name, while most of those on the Democratic side didn’t contain a name at all. When a Democrat was on the ballot in the general election, they often served as little more than a protest vote against whoever the incumbent Republican was since they had no realistic shot at winning.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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