The main problem is that its impossible to select good candidates by voting for parties instead of candidates. Even though political parties are a practical part of the process, voting based on stereotypes of what that party represents can really backfire in the voting booth. A knowledgeable voter should know where their candidate stands and vote for the person and not the party. Even candidates in the same party can sometimes have very different approaches to dealing with issues.
Amend the Texas Constitution to repeal Straight Ticket Voting
Code – Election Code
Chapter 52 – Ballot Form, Content, and Preparation
Section 52.071 Voting Square and Instruction for straight-party vote