According to the Texas Secretary of State 78.59% (17,183,996 people) of the Voting age population (VAP) (21,866,700 people) are registered to vote.
Out of the more than 17 million people registered to vote, only 11.3% voted in the 2022 Republican primary and 6.2% voted in the Democratic primary.
Put another way, 3,029,773 people decided who gets to run for office to tell all 21,866,700 people what to do.
It is easy to get lost in the numbers. In a Democracy, voters have the power to decide the laws under which they live. Those decisions are made by either a vote of the people (think of ballot propositions or constitutional amendments) or through elected ...