As stated in a report from Texas Monthly, Democrats who were hoping for the chance to finally flip the state to blue are now staring in the face of the harsh realization that the Hispanic vote that they have been taking for granted for years has become increasingly more conservative than they want to talk about.
As stated in Texas Monthly:
Last year, McAllen experienced the biggest shift in party vote share, toward Donald Trump, of any large city in the country save for Laredo, 150 miles to the northwest. In both border towns, Trump improved on his 2016 results by more than 23 points. … no area fled further into the GOP camp than South Texas, where 18 percent of the state’s Hispanic population lives.
“In Starr County, just upriver from McAllen, Republicans increased their turnout by almost 300 percent between 2016 and 2020,” continued Texas Monthly. “While Hillary Clinton won there by sixty points, Joe Biden barely scraped out a five-point victory. In Webb County, home of Laredo, Trump cut his 2016 margin of defeat by more than half. And in Zapata County, which didn’t even have a local Republican party, Trump became the first GOP presidential candidate to win since Warren G. Harding was on the ballot a century ago.”
“Of the 4 million new residents that Texas gained in the last decade, nearly 2 million were Latino, while only 5 percent were White,” stated The Washington Post as part of a report back in August.
The Monthly put forth the idea that quite a few Texas Hispanics “actively reject being cast as immigrants. In 2020 ignorance of these facts embarrassed state and national Democrats. While Hispanic South Texans are proud of their Mexican heritage, many do not consider themselves to be ‘people of color’ at all.”
“On the 2010 census, 53 percent of Americans who answered that they were Hispanic or Latino also marked their race as white,” added The Monthly. “Last year, in Starr County, where 96 percent of respondents were Hispanic, almost 99 percent identified as white. … Such results were common across South Texas, where 76 percent of Hispanic residents identify as white, substantially more than the 62 percent who do statewide. In Laredo, 95 percent of respondents marked Hispanic or Latino—making it the second-most Hispanic city in the country—and 96 percent identified as white.”
An occupational safety consultant who lives in McAllen, Manuel Pescador jr., aged 54, stated to the Associated Press that he made his departure from the Democratic Party due to the fact that they offered “handouts and false promises,” before going on to add that illegal immigration also colored his choice. In regard to illegal immigrants, he stated that “They come here, they refuse to assimilate and they’re here to use everything they can, in any way they can. And so that’s why I call them ‘depleters.’ That’s why that Hispanics that can vote, vote Republican because we know who’s coming in.”
The webpage for the Texas Republican Party was reportedly hacked during the 9/11 weekend. The website stated: “While the nation paused over the weekend in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 the Republican Party of Texas website was hacked. Pro-abortion activists targeted us because of our strong support for the Heartbeat Act. This attack adds to a growing list of actions by the radical left who tries to silence anyone that disagrees with them.”