Number of times U.S. presidential election turnout in Texas has dropped in consecutive election cycles.
In 1900, 22% fewer votes were cast in the presidential election than in 1896. The state instituted a poll tax in 1902, and the number of votes cast dropped 45% from 1900. Overall, the number of votes cast in the 1904 presidential election dropped 57% from the 1896 presidential election. Turnout increased every presidential election after that, but it took until 1924 for the number of votes cast in Texas to exceed the 1896 total of 545K.
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