Why won't Trump and Biden campaign in toss-up Texas?

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This seems odd to me, as well...if Texas is in play...and many,including Ted Cruz believe that it is..surely it would be worth some energy? I get the Trump camp thinking that it would be a waste of money to try to convince the already convinced..even if they are wrong..but Biden should be eager to test the new diverse electorate that Texas has.





"Though the state isn’t essential to a Biden victory, Democrats have been more aggressive here. Mr. Biden is dispatching his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, to Texas on Friday, and Democrats have also planned a multicity bus tour across the state. A pair of Democratic billionaires, Dustin Moskovitz and Michael R. Bloomberg, have separately poured money into the state at the 11th hour.
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican facing his own difficult race against M.J. Hegar, said Wednesday that “the thing that worries me the most” is the Democrats’ late spending, predicting that he would be “outspent by more than 2-to-1.”
The stakes here are, well, Texas-sized.
A Biden win would doom Mr. Trump’s chances for re-election. More significantly, it would herald the arrival of a formidable multiracial Democratic coalition in the country’s largest red state. That would hand the Democrats an electoral upper hand nationwide and all but block Republicans from the White House until they improve their fortunes with college-educated white voters, younger people and minorities.
It’s those demographics that are imperiling Mr. Trump in Texas.
Recent polls, soaring early vote participation in the state’s most populous counties, and more than 50 interviews with Texans in three pivotal regions point to an increasingly competitive race because of a spike in turnout by an electorate that is diverse, loathes the president and makes a mockery of his pistols-and-petroleum stereotype of the state.
The pandemic has slowed the Texas economy, the top selling point for its politicians and the engine for the state’s population growth, with unemployment rising from 6.8 percent in August to 8.3 percent in September. Covid-19 cases are rising; over the past week, there have been more than 6,300 new cases per day on average, an increase of 43 percent from the average two weeks earlier.
With two days left of early voting, turnout in Texas has nearly exceeded the total number of votes cast in the state in the 2016 election. Voters under 30 have showed up in historic numbers, with over 904,000 of them already casting ballots (only 1.1 million such young Texans voted in all of 2016). College-educated white voters and Asian-Americans have turned out in even larger numbers, with both groups casting more ballots than they did four years ago, according to the Democratic group TargetSmart.
While Democrats were infuriated with the decision by Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, to limit the number of drop boxes for absentee ballots to one per county, they believe his decision to extend early voting from two to three weeks and to push local elections from the spring to November’s ballot has bolstered their turnout efforts.
Participation has been particularly high in the metropolitan areas — and not just the biggest cities, but also in booming exurban counties, where a diverse new mix of voters is shattering turnout records in the bedroom communities of Dallas, Austin and Houston.

“It is a competitive state, meaning a Democrat can now win statewide,” acknowledged Steve Munisteri, a former chairman of the Texas Republican Party, noting that about 10 million people had moved to the state in the last 20 years. “We’ve had the equivalent of two medium-sized states move in.”"
Even the Biden campaign knows it's a media-produced "toss-up". A panty wetter of sorts.
 

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Texas isn't red. It's purple.

Ted Cruz won re-election in 2018 by a very narrow margin. However, the governor won by a wide margin.

Texas is going to Trump.

Biden has a better chance in Georgia.
 

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Texas isn't red. It's purple.

Ted Cruz won re-election in 2018 by a very narrow margin. However, the governor won by a wide margin.

Texas is going to Trump.

Biden has a better chance in Georgia.
GA looks close based on polling, but what the polls don't tell you is that incumbent presidents usually get a 3%-5% stealth vote on election day. I don't know if that is in addition to Trump's stealth vote like in 2016. You remember 2016?
 

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Texas isn't red. It's purple.

Ted Cruz won re-election in 2018 by a very narrow margin. However, the governor won by a wide margin.

Texas is going to Trump.

Biden has a better chance in Georgia.
Texas is not purple. It is orange (red and yellow [small "L"])

Have you learned nothing?

Ted Cruz did not campaign until October. Robert Beta "Fake Mexican" O'Roarke was a fraud from the beginning. He was supported by gobs of outside money and outspent Cruz by $40 million.

Incidentally, I voted for my fellow freedom lover, Neil Dikeman (L)(also a fellow alum, Gig'em).
 

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I think it goes through PA. Winner there takes it all.
Penn has a chitload of cheating going on--------it is going to be tied up in the supreme court this year.
 

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This seems odd to me, as well...if Texas is in play...and many,including Ted Cruz believe that it is..surely it would be worth some energy? I get the Trump camp thinking that it would be a waste of money to try to convince the already convinced..even if they are wrong..but Biden should be eager to test the new diverse electorate that Texas has.





"Though the state isn’t essential to a Biden victory, Democrats have been more aggressive here. Mr. Biden is dispatching his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, to Texas on Friday, and Democrats have also planned a multicity bus tour across the state. A pair of Democratic billionaires, Dustin Moskovitz and Michael R. Bloomberg, have separately poured money into the state at the 11th hour.
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican facing his own difficult race against M.J. Hegar, said Wednesday that “the thing that worries me the most” is the Democrats’ late spending, predicting that he would be “outspent by more than 2-to-1.”
The stakes here are, well, Texas-sized.
A Biden win would doom Mr. Trump’s chances for re-election. More significantly, it would herald the arrival of a formidable multiracial Democratic coalition in the country’s largest red state. That would hand the Democrats an electoral upper hand nationwide and all but block Republicans from the White House until they improve their fortunes with college-educated white voters, younger people and minorities.
It’s those demographics that are imperiling Mr. Trump in Texas.
Recent polls, soaring early vote participation in the state’s most populous counties, and more than 50 interviews with Texans in three pivotal regions point to an increasingly competitive race because of a spike in turnout by an electorate that is diverse, loathes the president and makes a mockery of his pistols-and-petroleum stereotype of the state.
The pandemic has slowed the Texas economy, the top selling point for its politicians and the engine for the state’s population growth, with unemployment rising from 6.8 percent in August to 8.3 percent in September. Covid-19 cases are rising; over the past week, there have been more than 6,300 new cases per day on average, an increase of 43 percent from the average two weeks earlier.
With two days left of early voting, turnout in Texas has nearly exceeded the total number of votes cast in the state in the 2016 election. Voters under 30 have showed up in historic numbers, with over 904,000 of them already casting ballots (only 1.1 million such young Texans voted in all of 2016). College-educated white voters and Asian-Americans have turned out in even larger numbers, with both groups casting more ballots than they did four years ago, according to the Democratic group TargetSmart.
While Democrats were infuriated with the decision by Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, to limit the number of drop boxes for absentee ballots to one per county, they believe his decision to extend early voting from two to three weeks and to push local elections from the spring to November’s ballot has bolstered their turnout efforts.
Participation has been particularly high in the metropolitan areas — and not just the biggest cities, but also in booming exurban counties, where a diverse new mix of voters is shattering turnout records in the bedroom communities of Dallas, Austin and Houston.

“It is a competitive state, meaning a Democrat can now win statewide,” acknowledged Steve Munisteri, a former chairman of the Texas Republican Party, noting that about 10 million people had moved to the state in the last 20 years. “We’ve had the equivalent of two medium-sized states move in.”"
It's likely neither candidate sees Texas as a toss up yet.

Trump is already spread too thin playing defence where he shouldn't and unlike Trump, Biden doesn't need Texas.
 

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Both parties are using the tossup disinformation to rally their vote. While the six large cities will vote blue, the surrounding suburban and remaining rural areas will outweigh this and the gopers will carry the state again.
 

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Both parties are using the tossup disinformation to rally their vote. While the six large cities will vote blue, the surrounding suburban and remaining rural areas will outweigh this and the gopers will carry the state again.
Made ya blink, though.
 

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People are coming to Texas from blue states like CA, IL, and NY among others. Many of them are bringing their politics with them. While there are some places where being a Trump supporter is somewhat unpopular, in many places being a Biden supporter in Texas is also frowned on. So, this state may very well be a close call.
Relax. Trump's got this one wrapped up. Only idiots will vote for Biden. Most of the idiots are north of Texas.
 

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People are coming to Texas from blue states like CA, IL, and NY among others. Many of them are bringing their politics with them. While there are some places where being a Trump supporter is somewhat unpopular, in many places being a Biden supporter in Texas is also frowned on. So, this state may very well be a close call.
More people moving to Texas are escaping shitty, Democrat-ran shitholes. Here in DFW, Toyota people are glad to be rid of California. They appreciate the culture change.
Not arguing, okay? I'm as red as anybody, but recent past election numbers show Texas trending to blue, no? look at what the number show 20 years ago vs the last couple of elections. People like me that have been here for 30 years haven't changed their minds, so it has to be the newcomers diluting our redness, and the migration has not stopped.
Yeah. We get the same down here in Florida. Folks leave their Dem shithole cities and States and bring the Dem religion with them.

I think Trump will win Texas. All anyone has to do is look how many people have guns in that State. Everyone. No gun state would ever vote for gun grabbing Dems.
 

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