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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!! Pence Just Made MAJOR Announcement About Border Wall That NOBODY Saw Coming

HECK YEAH!! GO TRUMP!

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One of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises that has yet to come to fruition is the much-anticipated border wall that’s been met with a lot of leftist opposition for it and delayed due to endless hurdles to have to cross. The question of if construction will happen or when it will within his first term has recently come up after funding arguments between the U.S. and Mexico have persisted, with neither side backing down. Now, Vice President Mike Pence had just come forward with a shocking announcement that has taken the entire country by complete surprise.

After news first broke last week about possible funding for the wall coming from a single ironic source, the reality of a tightly secured border with a barrier going up between the U.S. and Mexico became a sudden reality. Senator Ted Cruz proposed a bill calling for all “$14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico,” according to Breitbart, as we previously reported.

Although the bill is absolutely genius and solves the biggest issue in building the wall, it has yet to pass and chances are unlikely it will since defiant liberals have a say in it. However, where there is a will, there is a way, and Americans know they can count on Trump to find it which leads us to today’s unexpected announcement.

Perhaps proposing this funding idea inspired others to generously pitch in, should it not go through. Leave it to our current administration to make this happen and not disappoint on this anticipated promise, or wait for liberals to deny the opportunity to fund it with El Chapo’s seized drug money. Mike Pence announced today on Twitter: “We achieved the largest increase in border security funding in 10 yrs, w/ enough money to make a down payment on the border wall.”

The good news didn’t end there, he had more a few minutes later on Twitter that was sure to brighten Americans’ day. “This budget bill, under @POTUS‘ leadership, also includes important health care resources for our great coal miners,” he Tweeted. A few minutes later, he announced that “There is no long-term bailout for the insurance companies that the Democrats wanted to subsidize the badly failing Obamacare.” He made one final statement, ending on a solid note, before closing his flurry of financial statements.

“After years of partisan bickering and gridlock, this budget bill is a clear win for the American people.”

In just over his first 100 days in office, Trump managed to get the biggest increase in border security funding than we saw within the last decade — which was mostly due to the gridlock the country was in because of the Barack Obama era. He received $1.51 billion to secure our border and finally get a solid start on it, which we can now see could happen in his first term after even conservatives were rightfully concerned that it wouldn’t.

This doesn’t solve all of the financial issues in building the wall, but it’s far better than anything Obama ever did. Now, if Senator Cruz’s bill would pass to free up El Chapo’s billions for this wall, the country would be much safer sooner.

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BREAKING NOW: Karma Just Stormed Chuck Schumer’s House! He’s Afraid For His LIFE!

HE’S GETTING A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE!

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Democrat Senior United States Senator in New York, Chuck Schumer, is the reason the government went on lockdown this week because he wanted more money for illegals than he did for our military. The shutdown was resolved when he folded like a cheap suit after acting as the hero for these so-called “Dreamers” who ended up with nothing after Schumer cost active military several days of pay. It was a loss on all accounts for his stupid statement and now he’s paying for it in a personal way with who just stormed his New York City house. He had it coming!

When liberals and illegals don’t get what they want they have only one reaction. Schumer is feeling the full wrath of that now as Trump gets the last laugh.

The Washington Post reports:

In the hours after U.S. senators struck a deal to end the government shutdown Monday, scores gathered near the U.S. Capitol to protest what they saw as the Democrats’ decision to abandon the “dreamers,” young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children or overstayed their visas.

One by one, the demonstrators called out the names of Democrats who voted with Republicans to end the shutdown, shouting, “Shame!”

On Tuesday, a group of about 100 protesters gathered again, rallying in Upper Senate Park and then heading to lawmakers’ offices to demand the vote on immigration legislation that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has vaguely promised.

Those protests continue now into the dark and have also taken a turn down Schumer’s street where he lives in New York City, which isn’t coincidental. They thought he was going to be the guy to give them what he wanted, but he caved and now they’re showing him one of the reasons Trump is so strong on immigration. They aren’t here to work, they overstayed their visas, and don’t want all the freebies of living in our free country to be taken away.

Breitbart was there live to show the “Dreamers” storming Schumer’s personal residence. He can advocate for them all he wants, thinking that there’s no threat of having to face the consequences of his deplorable decisions for American citizens. However, now he’s getting the perfect dose of karma.

‘Dreamers’ Storm Chuck Schumer’s Home in NY

Posted by Breitbart on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Walter Barrientos, of the immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York, said his group and those aligned with it have sponsored actions in New York as well as in downtown Washington, holding rallies and vigils in Manhattan and at the home of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who led the shutdown effort but then backed down over the weekend.

“Dreamers” and their advocates gather near the U.S. Capitol on Monday to declare their frustration at the reopening of the federal government without protections for immigrants.

“We are planning on being relentless in our pressure for the next two weeks,” Barrientos said. “We can’t allow him to fail us again.”

Since the Trump administration announced in September that it would phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigrants and their advocates have protested, flooded congressional offices and been arrested in acts of civil disobedience, all in an effort to force a vote on legislation that would allow dreamers to stay legally in the United States.

Senate Democrats, led by Schumer, forced a government shutdown last week, refusing to support a last-minute spending bill if it did not include protections for dreamers.

But by Monday, after a weekend of Republican claims that Democrats had “prioritized illegal immigrants over American citizens,” senators from swing states were telling Schumer that their stance could hurt them, badly, in November’s midterm elections.

The Democrats then accepted a deal they had rejected Sunday — agreeing to reopen the government as long as McConnell said “it would be my intention” to consider immigration legislation in coming weeks.

There are multiple competing efforts in both chambers of Congress to determine what such legislation would say, however. And even if a bill allowing dreamers to stay passed the Senate, it could face an uphill battle in the more conservative House.

“Senators who voted today for the promise of a symbolic vote on the Dream Act are not resisting Trump — they are enablers,” Cristina Jiménez, executive director and co-founder of United We Dream, the nation’s largest immigrant-youth-led organization, said Monday. “Republicans played games too, holding the Dream Act hostage and pitted the safety of immigrant youth against children’s health care, proving their cruelty to the world.”

Schumer needs to let all his Dreamer friends in, take his own advice and see how that ends up. If it’s good for America then he should open up his own home and prove it. Stand by your Socialistic convictions and share your wealth, better than taxpayers being taxed.

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HILARIOUS!! Black Bro GOES OFF On DACA & Liberal Lawmakers! (VIDEO)

HE PUT THEM IN THEIR PLACE!

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An African American took the mic and wowed the crowd as he stood up for every American. He voiced his opinion against DACA and sanctuary cities, and the audience gave him a round of applause each time he made an excellent point that real Americans agree with. A cranky old liberal lawmaker lady tried silencing the speaker after he made so many good points. Thankfully, he didn’t back down. He put her in her place. That’s how it is in California! If you have an opinion that’s not liberal, then they try to hush you up. They don’t want you to speak. They don’t want your more logical views being heard by the masses because they risk losing Democrat votes. More importantly, they don’t want people of color to talk like a Republican or even a centrist who’s weighing their options before making a decision.

The liberal lawmakers in California couldn’t contain this man as he hit a grand slam with each point he smashed into the liberal lawmakers. He was respectful, based on fact, and the crowd was behind him. That’s exactly why and when the liberal lawmaker lady jumped in to try and put a muzzle on him like he’s a dog. The sad truth about California comes out in this video. The liberal lawmakers don’t want people of color speaking up and fighting back.

DACA is a strain and the majority of recipients don’t offer anything productive to America. Sanctuary cities cause people to get hurt, and every Democrat who supports them has blood on their hands.

He starts off strong with expressing that he doesn’t want his tax money spent on illegal immigrants. He reminds people that he’s the one who lives in the neighborhoods being ruined by DACA and sanctuary citizens who provide drugs to the citizens.

He then reminds the liberal lady that her brother was a “one-termer” and if she’s not careful, then she will be too.

Next, a black mother who is homeless calls out the lawmaker for helping the illegal immigrants instead of helping Americans. She called her out for assisting illegal immigrants because the citizens are being thrown on the streets. She then mentions how the illegals attacked her son. A man who sounds like a puppet tries to silence her.

After that, a Latina woman stands up and fights back against illegal immigrants. She points out that we cannot afford to help illegals with our tax dollars. She reminds them that she became a citizen the legal way and that California taxpayers are funding illegal activity.

Another Latina woman stands up and fights back against the lawmakers. She reminds people to look at the Constitution. She tells them that 30% of Hispanics voted for Trump. She asked the liberal lawmakers what part of “illegal” don’t they understand?

The last person to speak is an immigrant from Honduras. They discuss the trouble with sanctuary cities and how it’s a strain on our economy and country.

Sanctuary City: Los Angeles

Sanctuary Cities exist to protect criminals from the law. PERIOD. Now the common people in Los Angeles are fighting back! Do you think it's time for Trump to END them for good?

Posted by SubjectPolitics on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Clash Daily had more to say about this:

“Here’s a guy who lives in ‘the hood’, who went before his government to testify, and he is making his case for why California’s whole approach to sanctuary cities and unlimited immigration is not just wrong, it’s dangerous and immoral.

He goes down a long list of all the things we’re not supposed to admit about the criminal aliens (since people are ‘sensitive’ to the term ‘illegal immigrants’) that are being massively imported to his neighborhood.

He tells you about the cocaine, and about the fake ID’s, and about all kinds of fake-ness.

“And if Mr Trump would allow us, I’d organize some brothers and we’d put all your asses under some citizens’ arrest who are illegal”

He starts pointing around the room at elected officials. You I like. I like your decisions. Your daddy was great. Your brother was a one-termer, and if you don’t watch yourself, you’ll be a one-termer. He Loves Catherine Barber, but just don’t be with that bullcrap.”

California has a lot of problems. It’s one of the most talked about states in the country, but not for good reasons. They brainwash kids with an LGBT material in schools. They allow people to give others HIV purposely and it’s not a felony. They accept illegal immigrants like they’re collecting baseball cards. They hoard criminals in sanctuary cities so they can watch victims be raped, mugged, and robbed without being deported by ICE. What is this? A horror story or the state of California?

California has become one of the worst states in the country and it’s finally time that the level-headed citizens speak out, fight back, and continue to be heard.

It’s sad that these old white liberal lawmakers who live in nice neighborhoods, drive nice cars, and probably have the latest expensive phone are trying to silence the minorities.

You thought Democrats cared about minorities? That’s only if they have your vote. If you’re a minority and not voting Democrat, then you’re just another person they don’t care about.

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