Texas Republicans experienced a sense of relief on election night. Texas voters once again dashed Democratic hopes of turning the Lone Star State blue, even as Texans turned out at the highest rate since 1992. So much for the adage “Texas isn’t a Republican state, it’s a low voting state.” Despite spending more than $250 million up and down the ticket, Democrats failed to win any of the 10 Republican U.S. House seats they targeted, and their plan to flip the Texas House by gaining nine seats failed dismally, with a net-gain of zero. And, the Democratic Party’s statewide losing streak dating back to 1996 remained unbroken with 153 straight defeats.Texas Republicans were relieved because the worst-case projections based on many, though not all, public opinion polls did not come to pass. But that should not obscure the fact that Texas Democrats are notably better off in 2020 than they were before Donald TrumpDonald John Trump Republican Philadelphia official responsible for vote counting says office getting death threats Biden will call governors, mayors about mask mandate Trump campaign voter fraud hotline flooded with prank calls MORE assumed office in 2017, and Texas Republicans are notably worse off.ADVERTISEMENTAfter the 2014 Texas House… Read full this story
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