Red was a bit perplexed by the utter dominance of the female judicial candidates in the Democratic primary earlier this month. If you were a male running for judge in one of the major urban counties and faced a female opponent, you were very likely out of luck and not going to be on the ballot in November cruising to victory. That women were winning was not a particular surprise, but the margins of victory in many of these races were astounding. In your typical judicial race (where maybe 1% of the voters have some clue about the qualifications of the candidates) some of the female candidates were winning by up to 40 points. Red can understand the woman candidate winning based on demographics and turnout but a 40 point margin in a race between two unknowns is almost bizarre.
In the process, Texas lost some very good male judges. That is not to say that the new judges will not be as good, but booting out those with a proven track record for the unknown is somewhat disturbing. Fortunately Off the Kuff has some analysis that may keep Red from going off the deep end.