AOC Says Texas Turning Blue is ‘Inevitable’

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    The Facts

    • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) predicted that Texas will inevitably turn blue, while campaigning in the State for progressive congressional candidates Jessica Cisneros and Greg Casar.

    • Texas has voted GOP in 11 of the last 12 presidential elections, including 2020, when Trump claimed 52.1% of the vote to Biden's 46.5%.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Texas' population is becoming more diverse and starting to trend toward Democrats - nearly 300,000 people of color turn 18 in the state every year. Beto O'Rourke now has the opportunity to change Texas' political landscape.

    Right narrative

    Politicians, even Republicans, have been predicting closer races in Texas for years to no avail for Dems. AOC's faith in changing demographics is misplaced, as GOP members like Trump are now appealing to Hispanic voters in ways that couldn't have previously been predicted.

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    Political split



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