Austin resident Bee Moorhead, attending a “civic summit” hosted by Austin’s KLRU-TV, said in a Twitter message posted from the scene: “More people voted in 1973 election when Roy Butler was elected mayor than in the most recent Austin mayoral election.”
Did more voters turn out out for the election involving Butler, who served as mayor from 1971 to 1975, than the May 2012 election giving Mayor Lee Leffingwell another term? After all, Austin kaboomed in size and population in the intervening decades.
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Statement: Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.