Reaction to the Republican Supreme Court’s attack on abortion rights, drove high Democratic turnout, especially among women and young voters, saw Democrats overperform polls in many places, just as in summer special elections in New York and Alaska.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hasn’t just been pursuing supposed voter fraud. His office has also criminally investigated at least 10 election workers, in a harbinger of potential post-midterm turmoil.
Some of the power of voting that doesn’t often get shared: voting can directly impact some of those things that you see whether it’s a school shooting, gun violence, people dying on the border—voting can actually make that difference in those issues.
If poor and low-income Black, white, and Hispanic Texans turn out and stand together, they could change the outcome of Texas's gubernatorial race. They could shift the terrain — in Texas and every state that's playing politics with people's lives.
Cattle barons carved up Texas with barbed wire in the late 19th century, separating poor farmers and landless cowboys from vital resources for their struggling cattle herds. So the cowboys formed fence-cutting gangs to preserve the open range.
Volunteers, who have welcomed new arrivals with food and shelter draw comparisons between Republican governors and the D.C. mayor because they similarly punt towards the Biden administration. “Washingtonians are present, but their government is not."
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