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Voter Fraud and COVID-19

“Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our electoral system so that it permanently becomes more inclusive and becomes easier for the American people to access.”
-– Former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Time, April 14, 2020

If there is one thing you can count on the progressive socialist left to do, it is loudly broadcasting their nefarious intent. Just a mere two weeks before the aforementioned quote from Eric Holder, who is now the Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Democrat Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), stated on April 2nd, “this pandemic gives Democrats a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

What was the title of the article in Time magazine by Eric Holder? “Here’s How Coronavirus Should Change US Elections – For Good.”

I want y’all to stop reading for a moment. Take and digest what Clyburn and Holder have asserted. It goes to the core of that maxim of Rahm Emanuel, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” I want America to recognize the abjectly deranged and devious intent of the progressive socialist left in America, the Democrat Party, to leverage a virus for their own electoral gain and advantage. The Democrat (Socialist) Party wants the continued fear, panic, paranoia, and hysteria that their media accomplices have created. They do not want the American people to get back to work, be released from the illegal martial law and house arrest that has subjugated our constitutional rights.

The left wants a COVID-19 boogeyman, just like the child who fears the monster in the closet at night and cannot get to sleep. COVID-19 has a 99.6 percent recovery rate, and just like there is no boogeyman in the closet, instead of respecting our rights, the left wants to fear-monger in order to restructure our rights for their electoral gain. The new rallying cry of the left is “mail-in ballots.”

In Texas, the second-largest electoral state in our Republic, we are not immune from the left’s COVID-19 boogeyman.

Just recently, the Dallas County Commission voted 4-1 to allow something so absurd that, if it were not so serious, you would die laughing. They voted on and passed a resolution to establish fear of COVID-19 as an accepted disability. Therefore, one can use that “disability” to apply for a mail-in ballot in Dallas County. Yep, if you fear the COVID-19 boogeyman in the closet, and fear going out to vote, you can get a mail-in ballot. I told you it was absurd. The proliferation of COVID-19 fear, panic, paranoia, and hysteria is exactly what the left wants. That is why this whole illegal martial law, shutdown, lockdown insanity must end.

The proliferation of COVID-19 fear, panic, paranoia, and hysteria is exactly what the left wants. That is why this whole illegal martial law, shutdown, lockdown insanity must end. Click To Tweet

The same resolution that the Dallas County commission approved, 4-1, the El Paso County commission is taking up. As well, in Harris County (Houston), led by far-left County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, they are allocating $11-$12 million for mail-in ballots.

Yesterday, in San Antonio, Federal Judge Fred Biery — a Bill Clinton appointee — issued a decision, based upon a lawsuit from the Texas Democratic Party, stating that Texas must allow expanded mail-in balloting. Yes, based on the COVID-19 boogeyman.

There is no debate about what the Democrat (Socialist) Party wants in 2020. There is no debate as to how they are seeking to attain that objective: voter fraud. They want electoral victories, and they especially want them nationally, particularly to gain the White House. But they also want them in very targeted state elections, State House and Senate, that is how they will gain control of the upcoming redistricting which will come after the 2020 elections and have an immediate impact. Texas is gaining three new US Congressional districts due to the mass exodus of population from economically failing leftist states like California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey. These new districts will certainly be in the areas of greatest population growth, the major population centers: Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, Houston, and Austin.

We can ill afford to allow the COVID-19 boogeyman in the closet to instill a fear that results in the loss of our Constitutional Republic, which is exactly what the left seeks. Click To Tweet

Those of us who live in Texas know exactly which political party has power in those areas.

The left needs a boogeyman, and COVID-19 fits the bill. They are going to milk this to restructure things to fit their vision. The Democrats do not want our economy to reopen, for Americans to get back to work. We now know they want to use COVID-19 to change our electoral system – for good.

Nationwide, statewide, mail-in ballots are not necessary.

We can ill afford to allow the COVID-19 boogeyman in the closet to instill a fear that results in the loss of our Constitutional Republic, which is exactly what the left seeks.

Super Tuesday Results From Texas: It Ain’t Pretty

Ever since I was a little boy, I have always enjoyed math. It was always a treat solving equations and figuring out solutions based upon formulas. Regardless of the common core math fallacy, there are objective truths, and they can be found in the study of mathematics. I suppose that was why being a US Army Field Artillery officer was the perfect fit for me, figuring out firing solutions to put “steel on target.” Back in the day, we had to do our computations, under time constraints, with tabular firing tables and slide rules . . . those were the days.

Numbers tell a story when you know what to analyze, and they provide insight and the ability to develop plans and strategies. Therefore, our campaign staff for Texas GOP Chairman decided to take a look at some numbers from the Super Tuesday primary election here in the Lone Star State. We believed the results would tell us a story, but the story we uncovered is not a good one.

I think it is time those living in a delusional fantasy land stop kidding themselves, and realize that, well, yes, “Houston, we have a problem.” Now, I am not an alarmist, certainly not one to panic, but I am a realist. And, it is time we get real about what is happening, politically, in Texas.

It is, sad to say, a repeat of what the progressive socialist left has been doing in other once strong, conservative states.

The data found below comes from the Texas Secretary of State website. You can also see the results by county by party. This is all open-source data that anyone can find, research, analyze, and assess. What we did was to look at the major population centers in Texas, by county, and several surrounding counties, to provide a picture of what happened in this primary election cycle.

By comparison, we looked at three rural (lower population) counties. This is the data we found posted as of Thursday, March 5th. Here is what we found, with “us” meaning Republicans:

STATEWIDE (Texas) – updated 
D – votes cast – 2,076,046
R – votes cast – 2,008,385
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 68K
 
Harris (Houston) – registered voters 2,385,906
D – 321,903 votes cast 13.49% turnout
R – 192,985 votes cast 8.09%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 129k people 
 
Ft. Bend (West of Houston)  – registered voters 456,128
D – 69,540 votes cast 15.25% turnout
R – 57,212 votes cast 12.54%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 12K people 
 
Montgomery (North of Houston) – registered voters 347,703
D – 25,487 votes cast 7.33% turnout
R – 64,138 votes cast 18.45%  turnout
 
Galveston (South of Houston)  – registered voters 218,067
D – 22,044 votes cast 10.11% turnout
R – 28,250 votes cast 12.95%  turnout
 

Dallas (County) – registered voters 1,343,237

D – 231,688 votes cast 17.25% turnout
R – 83,304 votes cast 6.2%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 148k people 
 
Collin (North of Dallas) – registered voters 603,975
D – 84,350 votes cast 13.97% turnout
R – 68,909 votes cast 11.41%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 15K people 
 
Denton (North of Dallas) – registered voters 525,530
D – 67,092 votes cast 12.77% turnout
R – 66,621 votes cast 12.68% turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 500 people 
 
Ellis (South of Dallas) – registered voters 113,007
D – 9,701 votes cast 8.58% turnout
R – 22,481 votes cast 19.89% turnout
 
Tarrant (Ft Worth) – registered voters 1,160,856
D – 152,676 votes cast 13.15% turnout
R – 122,802 votes cast 10.58%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 30k people 
 
Parker (West of Ft. Worth) – registered voters 96,775
D – 5,292 votes cast 5.47% turnout
R – 24,277 votes cast 25.92%  turnout
 
Bexar (San Antonio) – registered voters 1,131,650
D – 170,762 votes cast 15.09% turnout
R – 80,785 votes cast 7.14%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 90k people 
 Travis (Austin) – registered voters 822,720
D – 223,233 votes cast 27.13% turnout
R – 42,043 votes cast 5.11%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 181k people 
 
Williamson (North of Austin) – registered voters 353,476
D – 60,677 votes cast 17.17% turnout
R – 43,868 votes cast 12.41%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 17K people 
 
Hays (South of Austin) – registered voters 142,166
D – 25,236 votes cast 17.75% turnout
R – 16,328 votes cast 11.49%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 9K people 

El Paso (County) – registered voters 471,296

D – 68,132 votes cast 14.46% turnout

R – 18,343 votes cast 3.89%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 40K people
 
Hidalgo (Rio Grande Valley, McAllen) – registered voters 379,061
D – 59,486 votes cast 15.69% turnout
R – 12,378 votes cast 3.27%  turnout
THEY OUT VOTED us by roughly 47K people 

The turnout percentage number is based upon the number of registered voters in those respective counties. What has to be rather disconcerting is the low voter turnout for Republicans overall, but especially in some very critical counties, such as where I reside, Dallas County…which saw a dismal 6.2 percent turnout.

We must increase voter enthusiasm, turnout...more than ever in major population centers. It's critical that Republicans are inspired, not just for the top of the ticket, but for the complete ballot. #Election2020 #SuperTuesday Click To Tweet

The first critical analysis from this data is that we must increase our voter enthusiasm, turnout. That has to occur more than ever in the major population centers. It is critical that Republicans are inspired, and not just for the top of the ticket, but for the complete ballot. That means voter education, and the development of ballot slates is vital. We can ill afford another bushwhacking, like in 2018 where the Texas Republicans lost 12 state house seats, and most importantly 56 judicial positions.

Yes, we must be concerned about the progressive socialist expansion from these major population centers. We can easily ascertain that their spread is in a particular direction. If you look at Houston — Harris County — you will find that the left is finding success to the west in Ft. Bend County. This is very important since there is an open congressional seat up for grabs there. We cannot continue to tout winning a Texas State House special election a few months ago, where the Republicans greatly outnumbered the Democrats.

Going into the November 2020 election cycle, it is imperative that we develop a political calculus to determine the precincts in these major population centers where we can grow numbers. This is not just about registering folks to vote! We gotta get them out to vote! 

Going into November, it's imperative we develop a political calculus to determine precincts in major population centers where we can grow numbers. It's not just about registering folks to vote! We gotta get them out to vote! Click To Tweet

Where can we gain those Independents and disaffected Democrats who do not wish to go down the path of the left’s ideological agenda? We must force the Democrats here in Texas to define what “turn Texas blue” means. We do not win on defense. It is time to go on offense. In essence, this is all about “micro-targeting” in these population centers, with definitive MOE (measures of effectiveness), goals, milestones, that we must hit . . . and that means careful management and constant updates.

If there is one thing for certain, it is that we must deliver our conservative message into the place where you find the greatest failure of leftist policies . . . the major cities. Just look at Austin.

Another staggering tidbit of information I never thought I would see in the Lone Star State, Bernie Sanders garnered over 633,000 votes and was the choice of Democrats in Denton, Bexar, Travis, Hays, and El Paso, just to name a few.

As well, that means finally, engaging, and sustaining, a policy relationship with the black and Hispanic communities. There is no reason why the Texas GOP should not have the Asian, namely the Vietnamese and Indian, communities solidly in our corner in the Lone Star State!

Further, it is time to roll up our sleeves and stand shoulder to shoulder with our Young Conservatives of Texas on these college and university campuses.

By a short comparison, let’s look at counties where I visited on Thursday, in the Texas Big Country. Abilene, Texas is in Jones and Taylor Counties

Jones – registered voters 9,287
D – 336 votes cast  – 3.62% turnout
R – 2,765 votes cast – 29.77% turnout
 
Taylor – registered voters 79,737
D – 4,824 votes cast – 6.05% turnout
R – 15,963 votes cast – 20.02% turnout
 
Coleman (County, south of Abilene) – registered voters 5,818
D – 163 votes cast 2.8% turnout
R – 2,354 votes cast 40.46% turnout

Folks, let me share a little something with y’all: when I shared this data in Abilene, they were shocked to hear some of these numbers. We must have an 80-100 percent turnout in our rural counties and that means East and West Texas. Nothing less will suffice, this is all hands on deck, “all in,” for Texas. If we have a massive turnout in our outer ring areas, regions, and then strategically focus — and, I mean like lasers — in the major population centers, we can pull off a resounding victory in November 2020!

However, if this is the trend, as these numbers suggest, then “Katie bar da door.” We must hold Texas, in order to hold America. Remember, mini-Mike is dumping $8M here to support anti-gun candidates running for the Texas State House in Dallas and Houston counties. I predict that Joe Biden will select a black female as his VP candidate. Sorry ol’ Bob Frank O’Rourke.

This is a fight, but we have all the right tools in our shed. We just gotta go for it, and, by God, show up!

Steadfast and Loyal!

The Soros Machine Gets Involved in Texas GOP Race

For some time now — most notably demonstrated by writing a book on the subject, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death — I have been sounding the rallying cry that the Democrats have their sights on the Lone Star State. I have written numerous op-eds on the subject and given countless television and radio interviews to hammer this point home.

Yet, some have said this is a myth, or that those fleeing failing blue states with their onerous policies, such as California, New Jersey, and others, are not the ones creating Texas’ steady march from purple to blue.

I beg to differ.

In 2012, Mitt Romney won Texas by some 15 percent. In 2016, Donald Trump took her with 9 percent, yet, just as recently as 2018, progressive socialist leftist, Robert Francis O’Rourke managed to come within 2.3 percent of winning Texas from his opponent, Senator Ted Cruz. This is not to mention the judgeships and state races lost.

So, it is no surprise, that with so much at stake, the left would take a hard look at the contest for Republican Party Chair here in the Lone Star State.

I found it highly ironic that the Soros-backed Texas Tribune would make such a big fuss about donors to my campaign, but they would not be the progressive socialist left if they didn’t, I suppose:

“West has raised more than 25 times what incumbent James Dickey has — and more than half of West’s haul came from conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein.

Uihlein helped West post a staggering fundraising advantage over Dickey, who raised $18,000 over the same six-month period — or 4% of West’s $490,000 raised. Dickey spent $12,000; West $227,000. And Dickey has $6,000 cash on hand; West has $283,000.

Dickey’s supporters argue that his focus has been on raising money for the state party and positioning it strongly for the 2020 election, not financing his reelection campaign. They also have criticized West’s spending as wasteful, pointing to expenses like a $424 payment to a limo service for a ride from the Buc-ee’s gas station in Madisonville to Garland, a roughly two-and-a-half-hour drive.

West has made his fundraising chops part of his pitch to chair the state party, often noting the big bucks he was able to raise as a congressman who built a national following. Some of Uihlein’s Florida-based relatives were donors to West’s campaigns there.

The election for Texas GOP chair will be decided by delegates to the state party convention, which is set for mid-May in Houston.”

Now, of course, I have had to clear up some mischaracterizations from the left — and even within my opponent’s camp. As posted on my campaign Facebook page, in comments, I addressed “Limo-gate:”

“To set the record straight, on the date in question, I had a number of appearances and interviews that day, culminating in an event in Beaumont. We had a return flight scheduled from Beaumont, however, the last event ran long. It was Thanksgiving week and there were no other flights. The Jefferson County Chair drove us to Madisonville, where we then caught a car transport service. The service offered a variety of transportation, including limos, and the word “Limo” is part of their name, however, I did not utilize a limo. I was over five hours away from home and needed to be in-studio the next morning by 6am to honor a pre-arranged commitment to fill-in for Mark Davis.”

However, facts are pesky things that get in the way of a “good” narrative — think of Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a good crisis go to waste” quip.

That said, there are a few things to note in this article, and for that I must thank Ol’ Georgie boy. First, the article demonstrates my proven track record as a fundraiser. If I have done this for my campaign — raising 25 times that of my opponent — imagine what, with your help, we can do for the great state of Texas in keeping her red?

Secondly, since this outlet is backed by the Soros machine, I must ask who George would like to see as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas heading into the November 2020 elections? Ol’ Georgie and I have some history in that he was a major donor — to the tune of $5 million — in the effort to derail my congressional reelection endeavor in Florida, in 2012.

Yes, I see this attention from Soros and company as a good sign I am striking a nerve somewhere. I hope to be a thorn in his side for many more years. I shall carry it as a badge of honor!

Welcome to Texas, Mr. Big Gulp

Howdy, folks! I hope y’all had an awesome Thanksgiving with plenty of “good chow” to eat. We had a great one here in our home nestled in the eastern hills of Garland, Texas. Once again, the fried turkey and ham were the centerpieces and a big hit. I do have one question about today, as the Christmas shopping season kicks off . . . is “Black Friday” racist?

Okey dokey, just a little humor there, now back to business.

If you noticed the title to this missive, perhaps you know the subject of this post. It appears that the diminutive former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has his sights set on Texas. It appears that Mikey wants to win the Texas Democrat (socialist) Party primary next March.

His strategy is not a conventional one, but it has been seen before. It was another former NYC mayor who felt that he could sit out early primary contests and lie in wait for big-ticket primary races. That person was none other than Rudy Guiliani. He believed that his endeavor to win the GOP presidential nomination would begin in Florida . . . Rudy failed to launch.

Bloomberg has embraced the insanity in doing the same thing, expecting different results.

As reported by the Texas Scorecard:

“Liberal [progressvie socialist] billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend $20 million on voter registration in key states including Texas, according to an AP report in TIME magazine. The move comes ahead of his rumored late entry into the 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential nominating process.

According to the report: News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’s team on Wednesday, comes less than a week after the former New York City mayor unveiled a $100 million online advertising campaign attacking Trump in four general election swing states as well. The new effort will target 500,000 voters from traditionally underrepresented groups that typically lean Democratic, including African Americans, Latinos, Asians, young voters and those living in some rural communities. The drive will begin early next year in Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, but could expand to more states.”

I find it absolutely humorous that the party that claims to despise billionaires and “old white men” have several running for its presidential nomination. To think, Mikey Bloomberg believes that he can just bombard us with millions of dollars in delusional ads and we are supposed to fall for him?

Let me clue y’all in as to why Bloomberg’s first trip after announcing his candidacy was to Norfolk. Virginia. It was there that Bloomberg’s gun control organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, spent millions of dollars to win the Virginia legislature for the gun-confiscating leftists. Bloomberg’s message there was that his millions helped to flip Virginia, and he is seeking to do that elsewhere, and Texas is in his sights.

Why do I refer to Bloomberg as “Mr. Big Gulp?” Remember, this little Napoleonic ego-driven tyrant believes that we are too imbecilic to know what we should drink. Therefore, Bloomberg banned 7-11 Big Gulp drinks in NYC. Not to mention his fervent desire to control salt and pepper, along with other condiments. See, Bloomberg is nothing more than a big government nanny-state control freak that just so happens to have $50B as his backing. Bloomberg stated that he will fund his own campaign, taking no donations. His news network, Bloomberg TV has already stated that it will not investigate or challenge him, or any other Democrat (socialist) candidates for president . . . but they will opine about, and investigate President Trump.

Hmm, sounds like Mr. Big Gulp wants to control the media, press, the message we get as Americans. It certainly doesn’t sound like Mikey believes in that first amendment freedom of the press ideal . . . Nah, he just will use his billions to buy the news.

Sounds like Mr. Big Gulp wants to control the media & the message we get as Americans. It doesn't sound like Mikey believes in that first amendment freedom of the press ideal . . . Nah, he just will use his billions to buy the news. Click To Tweet

Now, we all know what Bloomberg thinks about the Second Amendment, all the while he has armed security protecting him. Just as we have Texas counties now declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuary counties,” Bloomberg is going to blast Texas with his gun control message. Maybe he will hire the disgraced Bob Frank O’Rourke as his Texas campaign chairman? Regardless, I, for one, welcome Mr. Gun Grabbin’ Big Gulp Takin’ to Texas. I cannot think of anyone better to be the face of the progressive socialist left here in Texas. I would wager that Mr. Gun Grabbin’ Big Gulp Takin’ would venture to ban Texas steaks over a certain size . . . maybe even declare brisket unhealthy. After all, Mikey loves climate change, and we know that cows add to greenhouse gases . . . so, no more beef in Texas.

Folks, beating the progressive socialist left in Texas does not require gimmicks like buying up fake websites and running negative stories. All that is needed to meet these loons on the ideological battlefield and put them on defense. All that is required is for constitutional conservatives to go on offense and expose these delusional, deranged dictators, like Bloomberg, for who and what they are.

So, welcome to Texas Mr. Big Gulp, we look forward to giving you a Texas-sized butt whipping. This is why we are going to have a record GOP turnout in Texas for the March primary. This is why our precincts will be filled up for people seeking to be delegates to the Texas GOP convention.

We, liberty-loving Texans, are stewing for a fight. Just ask Santa Anna about that. He got a stomping courtesy of a Tennessee Volunteer leading the Texas Army, Sam Houston, at the Battle of San Jacinto in just 18 minutes. Hey, Mr. Big Gulp, you and your progressive socialist nanny-state ilk ain’t gonna know what hit y’all next year, 2020.

So, c’mon down with your gun control message. We got a message fer ya, “Come and Take It,” Bloomberg.

Chicanery in Dallas County

I am sharing this very important article with y’all as we are less than a year away from the 2020 elections. The author of this vital article is a close and dear friend of mine, even though he is a graduate of the University of Southern California. I have been privy to the research and findings of the forensic investigation of which this article addresses.

I reside right here in Dallas County where this chicanery took place. What is even more disturbing has been the lack of attention given to this issue by the State of Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton.

Just know that my experience with voter fraud and electoral manipulations is first-hand. Former Florida Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi did nothing regarding the nefarious and criminal actions of the St Lucie County (Florida) Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker. How interesting that Gov. Scott did not care until the same tricks were being utilized in his election for US Senate.

Republicans had best take the quote of Josef Stalin and prominently display it in their homes and offices: “it’s not the people who vote that count, it’s the people who count the votes.”

That is how the progressive socialist left in America rolls.

Brian Kilmeade: Talking Texas With Allen West

LTC Allen West spoke with Brian Kilmeade about a few issues related to Texas politics: the demise of the O’Rourke campaign, and the number of seats, judgeships, etc. we lost in 2018, and how we might regain footing.

Election 2020: What We Must Keep in Mind

There is no doubt that the left has the Lone Star State in their sights in 2020. There have been pronouncements from Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi to the fact. Of course, they were emboldened by the November 2018 midterm elections here in Texas with the loss of 12 Texas State House seats, two Texas State Senate seats, two US Congressional seats (one of which is the district in which I reside), and 56 Judge positions.

There were some other very disconcerting results from a year ago, such as Senator Ted Cruz barely defeating Bob Frank O’Rourke — including Cruz not winning in the Tarrant County (Ft. Worth) area. Interestingly enough, there are those who are still dismissive of reports that the progressive socialist could win Texas, writing them off as a pipe dream. Not when they are so close to flipping the Texas State House!

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It really comes down to two factors. Having a good ground game . . . registering people to vote, is one. In Texas, we have 6.7M who are registered to vote who do not. We have 4.1M who are not even registered to vote!

The other critical factor is enthusiasm, energy, and that was something the left certainly had in November 2018. Voter energy is derived from inspiration, and if you have been following the results of the Texas 2019 legislative session and the travails of Texas House Speaker, Dennis Bonnen, we have an issue there with grassroots conservatives.

Now a poll has been released by the very left-leaning University of Texas, or Texas University to Texas A&M Aggies, in conjunction with the left-leaning Texas Tribune. The results are very interesting and potentially deceiving.

From the Texas Tribune:

“None of the top Democrats seeking the presidential nomination would beat President Donald Trump in Texas in an election held today — and neither would either of the Texas candidates in that race, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Joe Biden of Delaware, the former vice president, is running 7 percentage points behind Trump in Texas, as is U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont falls 5 percentage points short in a head-to-head with the president among Texas voters. And the two Texas candidates also lag behind Trump: former U.S. Rep. Beto [Bob Frank] O’Rourke of El Paso (who dropped out of the race Friday, after the poll was completed) by 6 percentage points, and former U.S. Housing Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro by 13 percentage points.

In each matchup, significant numbers of Democrats are holding back their votes — possibly a sign that while they oppose the Republican incumbent, they favor a different Democrat. For instance, 89% of Republicans say they would support Trump over Biden, and 5% say they would favor Biden, leaving 6% unwilling to pick. But in the same race, 82% of Democrats favor Biden, and 4% favor Trump, leaving 14% who either like another Democrat more or don’t want to pick yet. The biggest gap was in the Trump-Castro matchup, where 93% of Republicans have a definite choice and only 71% of Democrats do.

“I don’t think this is a reflection of what’s going to happen in the election, but as we move from registered voters to likely voters in Texas, we tend to get more Republican [results],” said Joshua Blank, research director of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin.

While Trump is doing well against those Democrats in Texas, he’s not faring as well when voters are asked whether they will vote for his reelection. Slightly more than half say they “definitely” (46%) or “probably” (6%) will not vote for Trump in 2020. Meanwhile, 40% say they will “definitely” vote for the president’s reelection, and 8% “probably” will.

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from Oct. 18-27 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points, and an overall margin of error of +/- 4.21 percentage points for Democratic trial ballots. Numbers in charts might not add up to 100% because of rounding.”

You can view the poll results charts here.

There are those who may just see this poll and wrongly fall into a celebratory mode. I would advise against this. As a matter of fact, this poll should not even be considered.

First of all, I do not know the survey universe, and the region of Texas surveyed is critical. But, what does concern me is that President Trump is stuck between 45-47 percent in each of those head to head matchups. The goal is for that number to be 55-60 percent.

We need to do a much better job with Independents as they are a critical buffer to preclude the normal practices of progressive socialist voter fraud. Remember, one must win far outside of the “margin of cheating.”

It's imperative that we don't have voters who just pull the lever for Donald Trump and walk out of the voting booth. We must educate voters about keeping a strong conservative legislature & win back the losses from a year ago. Click To Tweet

As well, it is imperative that we do not have voters who just go in and pull the lever for Donald Trump and walk out of the voting booth. We must educate and inform Texas voters about the importance of keeping a strong Texas conservative legislature and win back the losses from a year ago.

When one considers all of the businesses and corporations that are moving into Texas, this poll should reflect much stronger numbers. Then again, it is early. However, Texas is a state with great economic growth, opportunity, and promise for all relocating from here, such as Toyota North America headquarters from California.

Also, we must do a much better job with young Texans on our college and university campuses, and those in our growing tech workforce. Texas is growing in information technology innovation, investment, and ingenuity. The policies of progressive socialism do not support that growth.

As a matter of fact, even Amazon is getting involved in local and city council elections in its home base, Seattle, after the move towards implementing a Head Tax . . . something we have shared with y’all previously. I would not be surprised if a city like Austin, Texas would seek to implement a like-minded tax within its city limits. After all, progressive socialist birds of a feather, promote failed policies together.

There is much work to do here in Texas in the next 52 weeks. Texas remains solid red, strong, in the areas outside of the major population centers. But, we must be laser-focused and strategic in targeting our message of economic empowerment, success, in those blue areas, population centers, and along the Rio Grande River Valley.

The election is a year away, time to git ‘er dun! Yes, again our rally cry here in Texas must again be, “Come and Take It!”

Nancy’s Vision for Texas; Not on My Watch!

Last night, I spent time with some very close friends who could not understand why I was running for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. After about twenty minutes they understood, and the next 45 minutes was all about solidifying why the position is critical for the future of the entire United States of America. At this critical point, there has to be a voice, a voice of resolute, determined, focused constitutional conservatism that will be relentless in turning back the tide of progressive socialism attempting to establish itself in the Lone Star State.

Just today, there was another Texas GOP Congressman who has decided to retire, Rep. Mac Thornberry, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee . . . that makes six. No, I am not fretting, but we have an opportunity to raise, recruit, and equip a new generation of conservatives to step into the gap.

However, this is causing the Democrat (socialist) Party to believe Texas is theirs for the taking. That is why I am here, right now, in the Houston area, since they left just had their presidential debate here in Houston, where every single Republican elected official was defeated in 2018.

As reported by The Hill:

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a crowd Saturday that Texas is a top target for Democrats come 2020. Pelosi said at Tribune Fest hosted by the Texas Tribune that she agreed with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos’ (D-Ill.) characterization of the state as “ground zero” for the party.

“This is it,” Pelosi said. “Texas is our hope for the future. And I’m not just talking about Democrats. I am talking about the country and the world. When Texas goes blue, that’s going to be very wholesome for our nation.  It is a beautifully diverse state in every way.”

Her remarks follow those from Manny Garcia, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, who told Hill.TV earlier this month that his state would be the top swing state in the nation in 2020.

“Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country,” he said. “We are dramatically changing, we’re changing quite rapidly.”

“When you ask Texans if they would vote for Donald Trump or someone else, someone else currently wins,” Garcia added.

Four Texas Republicans have announced their retirements in recent weeks, and some districts including Rep. Will Hurd’s (D-Texas) have been moved from “toss-up” to “lean Democratic” in recent weeks by the Cook Political Report.”

"So, Nancy Pelosi — Ms. Impeachment — comes into Texas & throws down the challenge & where was our response? Here's mine: I want to be on the frontlines of this ideological battle & that's why I am running to be RPT Chair." Click To Tweet

So, Nancy Pelosi — Ms. Impeachment — comes into Texas and throws down the challenge, and where was our response? Well, here is mine: I want to be on the frontlines of this ideological battle, and that is exactly why I am running to be the Texas GOP Chairman. This is a fight, and this is what a Warrior, an American Spartan, seeks, a challenge to continue to serve and honor the oath that I took. We cannot allow the left to run about the State of Texas with impunity and make their absurd assertions.

I want y’all to never forget the words Pelosi spoke:

“Texas is our hope for the future. And I’m not just talking about Democrats. I am talking about the country and the world. When Texas goes blue, that’s going to be very wholesome for our nation.”

What Pelosi is talking about is control, power, 38 electoral votes, soon to be 40-41. She is talking about ideological domination, and there is no way we will allow them to use Texas as the path to their tyranny.

We have a choice, victors, or victims. In Texas, we are victors! It is time we wholeheartedly defeat the scourge, the cancer, of progressive socialism here in Texas.

Join me in this fight! Tell Nancy, “Come and Take It!”

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