We should be very encouraged, by the way, by the emerging youth vote as you can read about in today's Austin American-Statesman piece titled, "Youth Vote a Surprise Factor in Runoffs: Voters under 40 made up about 37% of the Travis County Electorate," here in Austin.
It's a rather funny article about how what played in the July 14th primary election was a radical departure from the past as follows:
In primary runoffs, Austin’s voters are usually “very old, very white, very establishment,” said Mark Littlefield, a local pollster, lobbyist and consultant for Democrats. In primary runoffs “the joke we make is we all know who those 30,000 voters are — the same 70-year-old men and women that always are going to vote,” Littlefield said.
Not this time.This is truly excellent news! Young people are voting at unprecedented levels. I trust that this is happening throughout Texas and the nation given the recent wave of activism. Still, we can't say it enough. Let's all vote in November and get this governor, this president, and this party out of office.
Do read Cristina's powerful piece below.
THURSDAY, JUL 2, 2020, 12:45 PM
The pandemic is proving to be the greatest political opponent Republicans in the state have confronted in over 30 years. It challenges not only the GOP’s political power, it reveals the failure of their growth-at-all costs economic model. To preserve that model, and by extension the status quo, Texas Republicans have fought off any environmental or workers’ rights regulations and handed out huge tax giveaways to some of the largest corporations in the world.