The problem with voting a straight-party ticket

There was definitely a blue wave in Harris County Tuesday night. Hundreds of thousands of people chose to vote straight ticket – 100,000 more Democrats chose that option than Republicans.

The results of that, experienced elected officials like Harris County Judge Ed Emmett was kicked to the curb and replaced by a 27-year-old newcomer. More than 50 Harris County Republican judges were also essentially fired by voters. All not likely because of how they performed on the bench, but because of that “R” behind their name.

On the Factor to talk about this are judges Mike Fields and Marc Carter, both who were replaced Tuesday night.