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Texas-Primary-Election-Low-TurnoutTeri Ables had never voted before. But in 2016, the thirtysomething automotive-parts worker from Houston made it a point to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton as a way to register her fury with the potential election of Donald Trump. Ables’s choice candidate lost, but she’s remained a diligent voter—even when it feels like Democrats, who haven’t won a statewide election in thirty years, aren’t making any headway in Texas. But this year, Ables and other anti-Trump voters are grappling with a new sentiment more powerful than anger: exhaustion.Ables hasn’t decided yet whether she’ll cast a ballot on Election Day. “All of these really horrible candidates are getting reinstated, so what’s the point?” she questioned. It isn’t just the election of far-right Republicans—both at the…

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