New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and reported by the Dallas Morning News suggests that by 2022, Hispanic population will outnumber the White population in Texas. The results also show a sharp increase in Asian population in Texas. Democrats have traditionally done well with Hispanic and Asian voters nationwide and also in Texas. The Republican party on the other hand, both nationally and in Texas, is increasingly becoming an older White party and this is even more so in the “culture wars” age of Trump. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out, based on the newly released Texas population data that unless the GOP changes tack and becomes a more inclusive party, they are culture-warring into extinction.
Yours Truly has repeatedly cast doubt on this blindly held belief that Texas is a “Ruby Red State”(solidly Republican) and these census results only add to the skepticism.
#BREAKING:Folks you’re beginning to get an idea as to how.@GOP keeps Texas “A RED STATE”–BY SUPPRESSING AS MANY VOTES AS POSSIBLE!! There is also UNVERIFIABLE VOTING MACHINES courtesy of.@TXsecofstate.#SAD!! Even MORE SAD,.@DNC WON’T LIFT A FINGER!!#TheResistance #CNN #MSNBC
— Emoluments Clause (@Emolclause) May 26, 2018
There are many factors that can be attributed to the dominance by Republicans in Texas state politics, none of which is the popularity of GOP policies. Gerrymandering, voter suppression, voter apathy, no-contest mentality by Democrats, etc are all factors that have led to GOP dominance in Texas state affairs. However there are encouraging signs especially by the Beto O’Rourke Senatorial campaign that Dems have finally figured it out and are beginning to challenge all corners of the Lone Star State and shunning the Mainstream Media’s “Texas-is-a-Red-state” myth. A strong pro-immigrant, pro-social safety nets message by Dems will stand in stark contrast to Texas GOP’s xenophobic and anti-poor people messages.
These encouraging new census results should therefore provide more impetus for Texas Dems to make further inroads into the burgeoning Hispanic and Asian communities in Texas. Bottom line as we head towards 2022, Dems must ramp up their #FlipItBlueTexas campaign
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