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Did Donald Trump win Hispanic vote in West Texas?

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A post-Super Tuesday article from the Laredo (Texas) Morning Times is making the rounds on the internet. According to those posting the article, Donald Trump’s primary election victory in Webb County Texas proves that Trump can win Hispanic voters in spite of his immigration policies, which include deportation of all illegal immigrants and a 40-foot tall wall along the Mexican border. Critics have argued that Trump’s proposals, along with rhetoric calling illegal immigrants “criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.” will drive Latino voters to the Democratic Party. Did Donald Trump win Hispanic vote majorities in Webb County?

 

Webb County is a west Texas county that includes the border city of Laredo. The county is 95 percent Latino according to the US Census so when Donald Trump won the Republican primary there on March 1, many took it as a sign that warnings about Trump’s harsh immigration rhetoric were off base.

The headline of the Laredo Morning Times on March 2 asked the question, “How did Trump win Webb County?” The article went on to note that Webb County was one of only six in the State of Texas that were won by Trump. The British newspaper, The Guardian, picked up the story with the headline, “Trump dominates in Texas border town where proposed wall would be built.”

 

The vote in Webb County was close. According to the Morning Times, “Ted Cruz won 1,155 votes in Webb County and Marco Rubio won 1,163, an eight-vote difference ― a true split.” Trump edged out the two Hispanic senators with 1,427 votes leading Webb County Republican Party Chairman Randy Blair to speculate, “I really think the main reason he won in Webb is because the two [candidates] behind him split the Hispanic vote.”

 

While this theory may be true, the most important aspect of Trump’s victory in Webb County is missing from both the Morning Times and the Guardian. The obvious questions for inquiring minds are what percentage of Republican voters in Webb County were Hispanic and how did Donald Trump and his immigration proposals stack up against Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders?

 

The first question is unanswerable. Exit polls were not taken for Webb County. The closest we can come is to look at statewide exit polls for Texas from the New York Times. These show that, even though Latinos make up 40 percent of the population of Texas according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, only 10 percent of Republican primary voters were Hispanic. In contrast, 28 percent of voters in the Democratic primary were Hispanic.

 

If this holds true for Webb County, it would mean that Hispanic voters were drastically underrepresented in the county’s vote for Donald Trump. It would also explode the myth that Webb County Hispanics were rallying behind Donald Trump and his wall.

 

The answer to the second question can help to answer the first. The Morning Times also published full primary election results for both parties. Comparing Democratic and Republican primary results can help determine how excited Webb County Hispanics are about both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

 

The Republican primary results were [results for candidates who have withdrawn are not shown]:

Donald Trump 1,427 votes 34.90 percent
Marco Rubio 1,163 votes 28.44 percent
Ted Cruz 1,155 votes 28.25 percent
John Kasich 61 votes 1.49 percent

 

 

Looking to the Democratic primary, the results were:

Hillary Clinton 18,559 votes 71.86 percent
Bernie Sanders 6,177 votes 23.92 percent

 

 

When the two primary elections are compared, Trump’s miraculous victory among Hispanics evaporates quickly. There were 4,063 Republican votes compared to 25,826 votes for Democrats. To put that into perspective, the Democratic runner-up received more votes than the top three Republican candidates combined. This is not an encouraging sign for Republicans.

 

Looking at the numbers a little more deeply, we can see that Trump’s share of the total vote was roughly equivalent to the white share of Webb County’s total population. His Webb County victory required Trump to win few, if any, Hispanic votes.

 

Where some Trump supporters are lauding the Webb County results, they actually show a major weakness that could prevent both Trump and Cruz from beating Hillary Clinton in November. Previous polling has indicated that most Americans favor a pathway to citizenship and oppose deportation of all illegal immigrants. These numbers are even stronger in the Hispanic community. In many of the must-win swing states, Hispanic voters may be the deciding factor. Based on the results so far, it appears that Hispanic swing voters would break heavily for the Democratic candidate.

 

The Webb County results should not surprising. The southwest corner of Texas is the most Democratic part of the state. Historic election results from 2008 and 2012 show that Webb County voted for Barack Obama in both elections. In fact, the 13 percent of votes garnered by all Republicans is markedly worse than the 22 percent won by Mitt Romney in 2012.

 

Exit polls were not conducted in Texas in 2012, but Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote nationally. Republicans must improve on this number if they want to win the White House.

 

While primary voters are not an accurate representation of the general electorate, these numbers should be alarming to Republicans. Hispanic primary voters in a deeply red state have roundly rejected both Republican frontrunners in favor of Hillary Clinton. This should be a wakeup call to the Trump and Cruz campaigns that they need to tone down their anti-immigrant and anti-Mexico rhetoric.

 

Interestingly, the presence of Marco Rubio, an immigration reform proponent, also did not bring Hispanic voters over to the GOP. There are several possible reasons for this. First, Texas Hispanics are primarily of Mexican descent, where both Cruz and Rubio are of Cuban descent. The two Hispanic Republicans might fare better in other states where the Hispanic population is more diverse. Second, there is the fact that Hispanic primary voters are skewed more to the Democratic Party and its track record of immigration amnesty. In any case, all three Republican candidates have work to do in reaching out to the Hispanic community.

 

To win the presidency, the Republican candidate must flip the states of Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia that were won by Obama twice. Many swing voters in these states are Hispanic or naturalized Americans. The Webb County results show that these voters are unlikely to abandon Hillary Clinton and the Democrats for Donald Trump and his wall.

 

David W. Thornton is a freelance writer and commercial pilot. He writes from the perspective of a conservative Christian and economic libertarian. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emmanuel College. A native of Georgia, he currently lives in Villa Rica with his wife and two children. An archive of his work can found at his syndicated blog, CaptainKudzu.com. David can be contacted at [email protected]

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BREAKING: NYC Muslim Terrorist Just Spoke… TRUMP WAS RIGHT!!!

They don’t belong here!

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After an event such as a terrorist attack, many people ask “why?” We want to know what could possibly inspire a person to try and hurt so many innocents that have done nothing to the perpetrator. Of course in the case of Islamic terrorists, the answer lies in the religion that they adhere to that requires they shed the blood of non-believers (infidels) if they want to achieve their demented version of happily ever after.

The media push to accept Islam as a “religion of peace” is ludicrous to those who understand what the religion teaches, but still, that propaganda has made some headway. President Trump, however, isn’t buying it and has taken major steps to keep Americans safe with things like the travel ban from major Muslim nations.

President Trump’s travel ban, among other things, have royally ticked off the politically correct, because it flies in the face of their plan to make sure that the world accepts Islam with open arms, despite the centuries of bloodshed that it brings with it. The liberal PC cause suffered a major hit on Monday when one ISIS sympathizer tried to take out innocent Americans in what ended up being a flopped suicide bombing. Daily Mail reports the one thing that set the bomber off and pushed him over the edge; seeing Christmas posters:

“The taxi driver behind the failed terror attack in a New York City told investigators he meant to detonate his homemade pipe bomb in the busy subway station after seeing the walls festooned with Christmas posters – in revenge for violence against Muslims all over the world.

While initial reports suggested the crude pipe bomb, made from a pipe, a 9-volt battery, match heads, sugar, Christmas tree lights and screws, had detonated prematurely, suspect Akayed Ullah, 27, insisted he set off the bomb deliberately.

The bombing attack at the Port Authority Bus Station subway station comes just days after Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.”

Ironic, isn’t it, that the same bomber who was triggered by a Christmas poster also used Christmas lights to make his little homemade terror device. This is where we should hear liberals who support gun control crying about outlawing Christmas posters and lights, because, after all, they were the cause of a terror attack, right?

As terrible as the bombers reasons are, it’s possibly even worse that he is still clinging to his religion, even while in custody, and that it’s being allowed. The bomber, Ullah, is apparently still making everything stop so that he can pray to the same god who he believes instructed him to kill us.

“Ullah, who was allowed to stop and pray multiple times during his interrogation, was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for serious burns and lacerations to his abdomen and hands but is expected to survive. At the hospital, the Brooklyn resident told investigators that he was inspired to carry out the attack by the recent flare-up between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

He acknowledges he purposely set it off then and there,’ a senior law enforcement official told the New York Post.”

The attack came days after Ullah’s Brooklyn neighbors say they heard a huge row coming from his home, reporting yelling and screaming over the past two nights. His parents have since released a statement saying they are ‘outraged’ by the allegations, and the treatment of their family since the terror attack.

In the end, Ullah was the only one seriously injured by the explosive (three others reported to hospitals for ringing in the ears and headaches).”

One last point worth noting about the difference between the religion that Ullah ascribes to, and the one that has influenced American culture can be seen in the way that this attack was responded to by New York’s finest. The human reaction to an explosion is usually to run away and get to safety because self-preservation is built in. However, when this attack was taking place, not only did the first brave few on the scene act with courage, they also treated Ullah with a level of respect that comes with a system of law that preserves life first, and holds someone accountable for their crimes later:

“Hero Port Authority Police Officers Sean Gallagher 26, a former Marine, Anthony Manfredini, 28, a former Marine bomb tech, Drew Preston, 36, a former Army soldier with three combat tours, and Jack Collins 45, an attorney, have been identified as the cops who took Ullah into custody.

It was Officer Manferdini who spotted people running out of the passageway and he was swiftly joined by his colleagues as they ran towards the explosion and witnessed Ullah, crumpled on the floor, trying to get to his cellphone. Many improvised explosive devices often use cellphones as the detonator, so he may have been trying to set off the second explosive that was found on his body.

After he was arrested, Ullah was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where investigators started questioning him as he got treatment for his injuries.”

The first responders pictured above were all working to save the life of the one man who tried to take theirs. That’s what it means to be a person of compassion and an American. If the immigrants coming from any part of the world can’t put their personal feelings aside enough to adhere to that, maybe the “Muslim ban” should extend even further, until we make sure that every first responder and those they vowed to protect will be safe.

[H/T: Daily Mail]

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Trump About To Drop The Atom Bomb Of Bans After Finding Out Who Today’s Terrorist Is – This Is HUGE

Liberals are going to freak out over this!

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After President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Muslim world has vowed to take revenge, and it appears that they did just that. On Monday morning American citizens woke up learning that another Muslim immigrant who also is a follower of Islam attempted to set off a bomb in New York City. The would-be suicide bomber failed, and investigators were able to arrest the scumbag and question the motives behind this potentially deadly attack. After investigators interviewed the Muslim terrorist the origins of where he came from was soon discovered, and now President Trump has all he needs to add to his newly reinstated travel ban.

This morning when everyone was waking up and getting ready to head to work the news came in that another terrorist had struck New York City. Thankfully, no one but the would-be bomber was hurt, but still, the nation was in shock that our country was hit again. After the attacker was taken into custody, his identity was revealed as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh who was living in Brooklyn. Ullah attempted to detonate the homemade pipe bomb that was attached to his body with velcro and zip ties, but it failed only injuring himself.

When the police questioned Ullah as to what could make him try to blow up innocent people, he told authorities, “They’ve been bombing in my country, and I wanted to do damage here.”

However, that could not be further from the truth.

The United States has not been bombing Bangladesh, but of course, Ullah does not mean that. What Ullah meant to say is that the United States is destroying the Islamic State caliphate, and that is what he is retaliating against which only bolsters the possibility that Trump may add more countries to the list that have ties to terrorism.

27-year-old would-be suicide bomber Akayed Ullah

Here is more from Breitbart:

New York City terror suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, is the fourth Bangladeshi national in the United States to be accused of terrorism in a little more than a decade.

Ullah, as Breitbart News reports, allegedly planned to detonate a homemade bomb in New York City on Monday. Though the terror plot was botched, Ullah is accused of leaving at least three individuals injured. The Bangladeshi national originally entered the U.S. in 2011 with his parents and three-four siblings.

The terror suspect is the fourth Bangladeshi national to enter the U.S. as an immigrant, only then to plot to harm Americans.

In 2015, 24-year-old Bangladeshi national Rahatul Ashikim Khan was convicted and sentenced to ten years in federal prison for providing material support to terrorists with the al-Shabaab terrorist organization.

Between 2011 and 2012, Khan worked to coordinate overseas travel for an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent whom he believed was a violent jihadist. Khan even made arrangements to place the undercover agent into an Al-Shabaab pipeline that was run by Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed and Mohamed Hussein Said.

Additionally, Khan led a group of Islamic terrorist-sympathizers in Austin, Texas, who pledged loyalty to then-Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

In 2013, 21-year-old Bangladeshi national Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was convicted and sentenced for planning what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan’s financial district. Such an attack would have killed hundreds and possibly thousands of Americans.

Nafis entered the U.S. on an F-1 visa — the program under which thousands of international students are allowed to come to the U.S. every year — with immediate intent to conduct a terrorist attack for the al-Qaeda terrorist organization.

After arriving in the U.S. in 2012, Nafis tried to recruit fellow Islamic extremists in New York to form a terrorist cell in the country that would regularly plot terrorist attacks against Americans. One of the individuals Nafis attempted to recruit was actually working as an undercover FBI source.

Between 2012 and 2013, Nafis planned the attack, seeking out several high-profile locations, including the New York Stock Exchange. The FBI ultimately thwarted the terrorist plan after the undercover agent supplied Nafis with a fake bomb and arrested him at the scene of the planned attack.

In 2006, Bangladeshi-born 49-year-old Mohammed M. Hossain was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison after helping an FBI informant with a plot to sell weapons to terrorists.

Hossain was the leader of a mosque in Albany when he was involved in a fictitious plot contrived by the FBI to aid foreign terrorists after September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.

As Breitbart News reported, mass immigration from Bangladesh has been spurred by a process known as “chain migration,” where new immigrants can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. with them.

Since 2005, the U.S. has admitted and resettled 141,501 Bangladeshi nationals who entered because their foreign relatives were already living in the country. In 2016 alone, more than 18,000 Bangladeshi nationals entered the U.S. because their foreign relatives were living in the country:

Listen, considering the dangerous climate we live in it is only prudent for Trump to add more countries to his travel ban until we get this situation under control. For eight long years, under Barack Obama, these Muslim terrorists were able to waltz into our country unchecked and unvetted. It is now time that we halt their entry and do a thorough search to ensure that our country has only the best in here and not those that choose to do us harm. After all, that is what making America great is all about.

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Trump Just Uncovered How Many Illegals Obama Stopped From Being Deported And The Numbers Will Piss You Off

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Obama did everything humanly possible while President to further the cause of Islam and to drive our country into the ground. He purposefully left our Southern Border vulnerable, knowing full well that ISIS terrorists and illegals were pouring into our country undeterred, where these vermin are now causing chaos in our country and putting a massive strain on our economy. Now President Trump has uncovered the unbelievable number of illegals that Obama shielded for deportation, and the number is so outrageously high, that it will no doubt piss you off.

We’ve seen the devastating effects of what happens wherever illegals  are allowed to invade, just take a look at the massive crime rate in Sanctuary Cities where we’re constantly hearing stories of women being raped and murdered. President Trump is doing everything in his power to undo the damage, where he’s been dispatching ICE agents to clean up the mess, as massive deportations of illegals continue to occur. As our new President tries desperately to regain law in order of these Sanctuary Cities, Trump has just learned how many illegals Obama kept from being deported and it’s astonishingly more people than the ENTIRE population of Atlanta!

The Washington Examiner reported:

U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges.

The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is overwhelming the agency’s enforcement and removal department.

This week as ICE and other immigration officials reviewed successes under President Trump, a reporter asked Matthew T. Albence,executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, if he knew the number of outstanding deportation orders. The conversation went this way:

Albence: “Ballpark is going to be around 550,000.”

Reporter: “Whoa. Why is it so high?”

Albence: “Well for a large part of the last four or five years we’ve been unable to take enforcement action against those individuals.”

Under Obama, many deportation actions were delayed starting in 2014, he said.

Even if ICE officers found one in a jail, Albence said that they were advised against seizing the illegal. “Our officers had to turn their heads and walk the other way. So that’s a large part of that problem, the fact that we couldn’t enforce the law,” he said.

And liberal judges also forgave or protected illegals, even illegal populations like several Iraqi’s in the Detroit area, some sought for murder, according to ICE.

“We need to hold liberal judges accountable,” said ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan.

And, he added, a third factor in the build up of deportation orders is because some 300 sanctuary cities refused to let ICE officers into city jails to seize illegals.

Homan said ICE plans to fight those cities and other obstructions to send a message to illegal populations that they are not safe from deportation, even if they have been in the U.S. for 10 years.

“There has to be a consequence and a deterrence to illegal activity or the illegal activity won’t stop,” said Homan.

“We’ve made a lot of headway this year, more than I’ve seen in a long time, and we’ve got to keep going down this road. We’ve got to keep momentum going,” he added.

This is absolutely alarming. How many more murderers do we have running rampant now, thanks to Hussein Obama’s lawless antics? Kate Steinle’s murder falls directly on the shoulders of mayors of these sanctuary who keep thumbing their nose at federal law by choosing to harbor illegal aliens in their cities. But unfortunately for the leadership of these sanctuary cities, they’re about to win a one way trip to federal prison, after a fed up President Trump is stepping in to put a stop to this insanity once and for all.

According to breaking reports from FOX news, there’s now a bill being introduced that would make these liberal mayors and governors pay dearly for their crimes, including huge fines and a 5-year prison sentence for any elected official accused of sheltering these illegal vermin from deportation. This is one of the most a”aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department’s threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions,” according to breaking reports from Fox News.

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