Looks like we have the Texas Republican party’s attention after years of running roughshod over the Texans who don’t look like them or share their politics.
Early voting for the March 6 Texas primary election ends this Friday, and in the 15 largest Texas counties by population (including my home county of Harris County), Democratic Party primary turnout is outpacing Republican turnout.
In Harris County, in the first three days of early voting we passed the total number of Democrats who voted during the entire 2014 early voting period.
Meanwhile the Republican primary early voting number are just barely over the 2014 pace.
Gov Abbott sent the warning in a fundraising e-mail on Monday. The Texas Republican Party is ‘scurred’ right now and they need to be Texans, and especially non-white Texans and Texans who are part of marginalized groups are tired of having their human rights messed with. The 2017 regular and Special Oppression Sessions are a major reason why we have had a record number of Texas TBLGQ people step up to run for office .
The gerrymandering of Texas congressional districts adds an estimated 4 seats to their national US House majority. Texas’ 38 electoral votes are the basis of all Republican electoral vote calculations when they run for POTUS.
A purple or blue Texas makes it much harder for them to elect a Republican to the White House
Texas Republicans are also keenly aware of the fact that since 2009, non white Texans outnumber white Texans population wise, which is why they passed
voter ID voter suppression laws that targeted the Black and Latinx community along with young voters .
While we can be happy about these developments, we still have a lot of work to do. We’re still a long way from November 6. To start turning Texas back to blue, we must on the liberal progressive side be on our A+ political game and keep grinding to #FireTheTexasGOP. .
Is the long predicted Texas blue wave finally happening? I sure hope so.