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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:09 PM

They''re Desperate! -- Wanted: Texas Republicans need new voters in 2020, and fast

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — It’s normal to target new voters ahead of Super Tuesday. Think volunteers holding clipboards at street festivals, malls or outside grocery stores. Democrats in Texas have made it a perennial focus, hoping they can end decades of losses by rousing more voters to the polls.

Republicans here, meanwhile, never really needed to bother — but now that’s changing as worries deepen about their grip on the state in 2020.

With their base not expanding and their margins of victory getting thinner, Texas Republicans have begun spending big on finding more conservatives to vote. And they’ve taken a different approach to it ahead of the Texas primaries on March 3.

Hired canvassers to stand outside driver’s license offices, pushing a petition on gun rights by asking, “Do you have a moment to support the Second Amendment?” People who stop are nudged to identify themselves as liberal or conservative. Finally, things cut to the chase: they’re offered the chance to sign up to vote.

Read more: https://apnews.com/fea8cca909cc46e0d79b62727fee7c4d

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:20 PM

1. May they fail, and miserably. n/t

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:23 PM

2. We here is Texas are going to vote like we never voted before! Purple is turning to Blue!

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