Texas Independents are eschewing tradition and breaking big for Beto O’Rourke.

By |2018-10-28T08:07:55-08:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

This could be big.

Courtesy of Vox:

Rep. Beto O’Rourke might only have a long shot at flipping one of Texas’s US Senate seats blue, but he is making gains among one group that generally votes Republican: Texas independents.

O’Rourke, the Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, is trailing his opponent by six points, according to a new poll from the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune. The survey found that 45 percent of likely voters said they would cast their ballot for O’Rourke, compared with 51 percent for Cruz.

But Texas independents have broken with their usual political allegiances in a surprising way. Republicans in Texas generally rely on independents and moderate Democrats to maintain their significant hold over state politics. In the Senate race, however, independent voters prefer O’Rourke to Cruz by 12 points, which suggests the grassroots enthusiasm that has rallied local progressives around O’Rourke may be spreading beyond the Democratic base.

I am not ashamed to admit that if O’Rourke beats Cruz I am going to run through my house screaming like a preteen girl at a Taylor Swift concert. 

I hope I am alone because that will be a little hard to live down. 

I think the only thing that will excite me more would be if Alyse Galvin beats Don Young up here in Alaska. 

Trust me I will be bouncing off the walls if that happens. 

And do you know what? We can do it, there are more of us than there are of them, all we have to do is turn out and vote.

I don’t want to brag, but I already did. 

How about you?

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  1. Anonymous October 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Except for the fact that some of the voting machines are flipping Beto to Rafaele when they are voting straight ticket. The officials know about it and refuse to install the patch to fix it. So how many votes for Beto were flipped, not corrected and tallied for Cruz?

  2. Anonymous October 28, 2018 at 3:10 pm


    Vote early in Texas. #EarlyVoteTX
    #DakotaMeyer #BristolPalin
    Young Republican family leaders will show the way. They learn from Alaska’s best Governor Quitter.

  3. puck October 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    live in Wisconsin. the voting place was packed! i had to wait 10 minutes. mostly older people like me. it was great.

  4. DetroitSam October 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I keep reading that Beto is losing to Cruz. Why?

    • Anonymous October 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Yes. Trump wants Cruz to win, now he loves a winner.
      Trumpsters better donate to everything Cruz.

  5. Whatevs October 28, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    What are you doing besides talking to non Alaskans here on this blog to get the vote out?

  6. Anonymous October 28, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I live in Texas and if Beto wins, I will do such a happy dance and my neighbors will hear me yelling probably! I would be beside myself. My county used paper ballots this year, thank God. in 2-16, they used those touchscreens and people were complaining then their votes were changed. Get rid of them.

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