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Jessica Luther

Jessica Luther is a freelance writer and investigative journalist. Her writing has appeared in the Texas Observer and the Austin Chronicle, and at Sports Illustrated, Vice Sports, The Atlantic, and Bitch, among others. She is currently under contract with Akashic Books to write a book on the intersection of college football and sexual violence. She is always on Twitter (@scATX).

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ELECTION 2012: The Under-the-Radar State, County, and City Races That Produced Surprising Results

Jessica Luther

On Tuesday, high-profile political coverage in the national media was mainly focused on the US presidential election, some Senate and House races, and a few state ballot measures. Yet there were a seemingly endless number of smaller, less-publicized elections for city- and state-level positions, votes on state initiatives that flew under the radar, and city and county decisions that were only covered in local news.