SHEP, Tex. — Suppose they held an election and no one voted.
That's what happened Tuesday when no one showed up for the Republican primary in this West Texas town, population 60.
But election officials at Precinct 34 in Taylor County were not surprised. Only one person voted in the previous primaries.
Shep's only Republican voter developed cancer and was sent to a hospital in Houston, county GOP Chairman Brent Casey said. The man had been the only GOP voter in primaries in 1986 and 1988.