Beto O’Rourke confronts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at Uvalde press conference:
“This is on you”
O’Rourke, who is running for governor against Abbott, moved to the third row of the Uvalde High School auditorium about 15 minutes after the governor began speaking to the media alongside other state and local leaders onstage. When Abbott concluded his comments and introduced Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, O’Rourke rose and walked to the stage and spoke directly to Abbott. Read more.
The day after a shooter gunned down 19 students and two teachers at a Uvalde elementary school, Gov. Greg Abbott praised law enforcement officers who responded to the grisly scene, describing a heroic effort to contain a shooting spree that he said “could have been worse.” Read more.
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde is a beloved place, and we see this in the lives of the 19 students and two teachers we have lost.
San Antonio Express-News
The 2020 election marks the first time that Latinos will be the largest racial or ethnic minority in the electorate, with 32 million eligible voters.
The BBC went to Texas, a state with 5.6 million eligible Latino voters, to find out why their vote is important and what they’re looking for in a Democratic candidate.
As the first 2020 primaries and caucuses near, the vast majority of Latino registered voters who are Democrats or lean toward the party see the 2020 presidential election results as of particular importance, and over half have a good or excellent impression of their own party’s candidates, according to a national Pew Research Center survey of Latino adults conducted in December.
If counted accurately, the 2020 U.S. census is expected to show a boom in Texas’ Latino population. That’s why groups in the state say they plan to focus their efforts on making sure Latinos here fill out the form and get counted.
“Naturalized citizens — who share the full legal rights of natural-born citizens, except for the ability to become president — cast more than 8% of the ballots in the 2018 midterm elections.”
Latinx — a gender-neutral term referring to people in that community — are expected to become the largest population group in Texas by 2022, which gives them “a tremendous amount of clout,” the report’s lead author Brandon Rottinghaus says.