Thursday, July 16, 2020

Let's chat with Leslie Eastman about Covid-19 and other political stories

Let's chat with Leslie Eastman about Covid-19 and other political stories 07/16 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Leslie Eastman, contributor to Legal Insurrection.......We will discuss the latest on the CoronaVirus and the latest from the political world and other stories...
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Thursday’s video: Faucci vs Trump

Some numbers from Texas

Texas primary 2020 results: Live updates from elections | The ...
Blue wave in Texas?   Let’s look at some numbers.

On Tuesday, Texas Democrats nominated Mary “M.J.” Hegar to run against Senator John Cornyn.  Miss Hegar defeated State Senator Roy West.   Altogether, less than 1 million Democrats showed up to vote:  52-47% or 40,000 votes.

It was a contested election with lots of radio ads.  Most of the ones I heard were about the West campaign, claiming that Hegar was not a liberal.  On the other hand, she promoted her electability.

I understand that COVID-19 was a factor but compare these numbers with the first round in March.

Senator Cornyn got 1.4 million votes in the GOP primary and the entire Democrat ballot less than 1 million again.

So less than a million pre-COVID-19 and about the same during the pandemic.

By the way, President Trump got 1.9 million votes in March compared to 1.7 million for the top six Democrats.

Is Texas turning blue?  I don’t think so and these numbers confirm my opinion.  

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