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Old 02-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #31
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Than everyone is on crack. It simply won't happen. It's actually rather piss ignorant and insulting to latinos to even entertain this type of thinking. What you will have in 2020 is a SLIGHTLY less red Texas, nothing even close to purple. You realize that 2020 is only 7 years from now right? The GOP swept Texas last year without putting ANY effort out there. I mean literally almost NO effort at all. To TRULY make Texas purple would require massive demo shifts PLUS a massive amount of money PLUS the Texas GOP would have to sit by and let it happen without doing anything... do you honestly think that is going to happen? I live here, I know for a fact it won't anytime soon, certainly not by 2020.
2020, probably not.

The gerrymandering in Texas is atrocious. If the next round of redistricting is not so ****ed off, there will be significant gains for dems. If Latino voters increase their participation rates then the gop has problems too.

I think you severely underestimate the chances of it playing out that way.
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