Thomas Gallatin / June 8, 2021

‘Democrats Have a Big Problem in Texas’

GOP sweeps all key elections in the Lone Star State, even flipping longtime Democrat regions.

Over the weekend, several Texas cities held mayoral elections and the results should have Democrats shaking in their boots. The GOP swept all of the state’s key races and even flipped a longtime Democrat stronghold — the border town of McAllen elected its first Republican mayor since 1997. But it’s not just that Republicans won, it’s who voted Republican, and it is this reality above everything else that should have Democrats most concerned.

McAllen has roughly 140,000 residents, 85% of which are Hispanic. Javier Villalobos, who won the mayoral race in the overwhelmingly Democrat region, campaigned as a conservative and called for compassion for illegal aliens while putting the safety and concerns of local citizens first. Clearly, Joe Biden’s de facto open borders immigration policy is not winning over the border populations in Texas.

Elsewhere in the state, “Voters also elected Republican Jim Ross as mayor of Arlington, a suburb of 400,000 people that borders Fort Worth and is only 39 percent Anglo,” reports National Review. “Ross, a former Arlington police officer, was endorsed by several police associations who liked his anti-crime platform. He defeated Michael Glaspie, a former city-council member who was endorsed by the Dallas Morning News and leading Democratic politicians.”

In fact, the political shellacking was so thorough that it had Filemon Vela, the vice chairman of the Democrat National Committee, admitting, “Democrats have a big problem in Texas.” He further explained, “For the first time in generations, or maybe ever, we lost … South Texas counties with significant Hispanic populations. And we are going to have to … wrap our arms around exactly why that happened. It may be a difficult issue to reconcile.”

Well, it’s really not that hard to understand. “Republicans and Hispanics in Texas share common values,” argued Governor Greg Abbott, “and more Hispanics are voting Republican and getting elected as Republicans. They want to help keep Texas Red.”

This may serve as a bellwether for the 2022 elections. Republicans running against Biden’s terrible policies, especially on immigration and border security, have their sights set on retaking the House and need to flip a few districts like these in Texas. Meanwhile, the hard-left coastal Democrats continue to push further left and Biden just keeps bowing to them.

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