President Donald Trump is in a tight spot, behind in national polls and barely ahead in Texas, where no Democrat has won a presidential race since 1976. When he said the other day that “nobody likes me,” nobody disagreed with him.

His situation sets the environment for Republicans and Democrats up and down the November ballot in Texas. If the Republican president does well, that’s probably to the benefit of other Republicans on the ballot, even if the state doesn’t have straight-ticket voting anymore. If he does poorly, it could spell a good day for the Democrats. And in an election where a half dozen seats in Congress and the Republican majority in the Texas House are at stake, the top candidate’s performance is critical.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. This analysis originated at texastribune.com. Contact Ramsey at rramsey@texastribune.org.

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Bulldog

Horse Apples. All we need to know is that democrats are the only ones pushing this mail in voting scam. This albatross will be Box 13 on steroids. President Trump is correct. All the ballots will not be in and counted for weeks or months. That will give democrats enough information to see how many more they need to win so they can mysteriously find just enough ballots to win. God help us if America elects brain dead joe.

PJBM626

Mail in voting has seen fraud all across the US. Stop the lying . We.all can vote in person with social distancing and masks. Majority of Americans don’t trust dems on voter fraud and mail in ballots. Obama made quite a spectacle of himself taking about need to do so because of virus, but he or the crowd didn’t have masks

He was totally political at a mans funeral. How sad . Dems tried to overturn Bushes election against Gore until law steeped in

Ramsey is a liberal. Always spewing dem narratives. Just a propaganda outlet for the dem party

Hillary was ahead in the polls too. What Ramsey and dem media won’t tell you is many middle class voters are sour on dem party with defund the police and supporting violence and rioting

natives5

That’s odd. Didn’t trumps own committee confirm voter fraud is Not rampant like he keeps pushing? So it’s okay to vote by mail if your in the military, or your trump or Barr. Are they fraudulent voters also or is it just the Democrats, PB&J? President Obama DID have a mask on when he was speaking. Other than that he had his mask on as did the audience at the funeral. Maybe Fox Mews showed you something else while they were covering trump paying his respects to John Lewis...oh wait, the coward didn’t do that. That was disgusting yet expected as we know trumps a racist and was against Lewis’ vision. Please don’t feign like you’re upset because Obama did exactly what John Lewis wanted him to do; as if you really cared about the funeral; rather a chance to show your hatred of our first black president.

PJBM626

You know you love to accuse people of racism

Obama hue of skin has nothing to do with not liking his failed far left policies. It wasn’t Fox News. It was shown on multiple outlets which you don’t watch due to indoctrination from dem owned media who doesn’t report truth anymore. How do you know that’s what Mr Lewis wanted? Are you a psychic ???

Are you a racist? You love to throw that old accusation to everyone you disagree with

Bulldog

Sorry your race card has been declined. Do you have another valid form of argument?

natives5

Only person I called a racist was trump. Why are you so offended? Hit close to home? Pb&j I watched the entire 3 hour and 45 minute beautiful home going for John Lewis. Again everyone had on masks, including President Obama, except when they spoke or gave the eulogy for Mr. Lewis. If you know anything about John Lewis, you know President Obama represented him well. Perhaps you should listen to President Obama’s words as he even told you himself why he was doing it. You will have to find a channel other than Fox News. I suggest you watch a replay of the live feed from 11live.com. See for yourself. And why won’t y’all answer the question about why trump Barr and the military can vote by mail and fraud is not even mentioned?!?

natives5

Neck feeling a little red there Bulldog?!

PJBM626

Mail in ballot fraud. Just one of many instances

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/24/28_million_mail-in_ballots_went_missing_in_last_four_elections_143033.html

PJBM626

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/26/1_in_5_ballots_rejected_as_fraud_is_charged_in_nj_mail-in_election_143551.html

Father of Six

"If Trump were to lose the election while successfully planting widespread doubt about the results, would be leaving the country in shambles for the successor." Am I the only one who's see's the irony in this statement? You mean like inventing a Russia collusion theory and using the corrupt media to fuel it for three years?

antone

You-all-r gettin off-topic. Stick to "That sent a shudder through the political world." That is, Trumpf's ill-informed unconstitutional to delay voting. Keep off the race card, please. (except Bull who doesn't take direction well) ...pause ... looks like PJBM got in two links apparently on-topic as I type. Anyhoo....

PJBM626

Peace to everyone

PJBM626

Mail in ballots problems

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/thousands-of-primary-ballots-not-counted-because-of-technicalities-in-ny/

Bulldog

Who are you to direct anyone?

antone

Amen [beam]

antone

The voice of reason, maybe? Speaking to the topic. Speaking to the facts, not deep-seated prejudices. Less hate. Hopefully, being on the right side of history, huh?

BTW, “amen” to PJBM'S peace offering. [offtopic] [beam]

antone

Sooo... Father: there's no irony in Trumpf deliberately sabotaging what is a founding principle of the country: free and fair election processes that express the will of the people and promogate democracy. It's more like SCARYYYY!

Mr. Ramsey ends with: "He’s willing to risk the whole establishment of government...." to prove that "If he’s not winning, nobody’s winning." Also, if he wins, the country will be continuing the shambles that has been the past 3.5 years. Wouldn't you agree, that's scary? Projecting the future, the scariest part is the turmoil that Trumpf will generate after he returns to his golf course.

It's unfathomable - can't even visualize his sociopathic behavior then. Hopefully, the country will start to mend while going forward after January 20, 2021, on the right side of history.

Father of Six

Antone, I can only assume you are a young naïve person. I wish you would limit your entries to sentences, and not ramblings.

Father of Six

Oh, and speaking of changing the subject...Did you even read my original post?

antone

PBMJ thanks for the 3 links, which are dissimilar subjects: missing ballots, fraud in Nj, and irregularities in NY. About the 28 million “missing” ballots you said: “Mail in ballot fraud. Just one of many instances.” Fraud is a stretch from “missing” which means they never were returned, never were mailed, got lost or otherwise “didn't show.” ”It's kind of an embarrassing problem and people just aren’t paying attention,” says Churchwell.

It's a huge OVERSTATEMENT and misleading to transpose the author's few statistics to the upcoming November, 2020 election. The headline - 28 milllion - is grossly misleading; the Neanderthals will scream that's gonna happen inNovember 2020! Reading for content, the article DOES NOT DETAIL what comprises the 28 million. Apparently 6 million in the 2016 election? Plus, It includes a small amount of data from Oregon. Poor statistics. Also, the article does NOT say that there were 28 million FRAUDULENT votes, although the author emphasizes word “fraud” several times. [The author, Mark Hemingway, is a conservative writer submitting stuff to several conservative news outlets. He isn't listed on the staff at realclearpolitics.com.]

Yes, one muninicpality in N.J. - MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS – had fraud charges brought against thugs in N.J. But, hey! what would you expect? It's New Jersey!

PEACE! [beam]

PJBM626

I know many folks just can’t grasp there is voter fraud. It’s like reality doesn’t mean anything but emotions do

Another link. There are many more

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/05/27/doj-charges-mail-carrier-with-attempted-voter-fraud-and-its-only-the-tip-of-the-hidden-iceberg-926141

antone

PBMJ, thanks again for your research. Your link provides GOOD INFO from The Heritage Foundation. You are correct, there's a few numbskulls that think they can get away with it. Actually, I am concerned there may be some numbskull postal employees.

Only a few of the Heritage examples that I opened/reviewed related to the 4-year Presidential voting cycle. Some were municipal, some related to petition signatures, etc.

Well, here is an example one of the DASTARDLY DEEDS reported: Cary Johnson, the former Canton Fire Chief, bought votes using money and beer in his 2017 race for fire chief. Johnson was indicted on three counts of voter fraud,

Here's another: Norman Hall, of Los Angeles, participated in scheme to give homeless people on Skid Row cash and cigarettes in exchange for fraudulently signing ballot petition initiatives and filling out voter registration forms. These crimes took place during both the 2016 and 2018 election cycles.

[NOTE: I selected these humerous incidents, the voter fraud is a real problem.]

PJBM626

I like your kudos to the Peace

God Bless to all

antone

[beam]

Bulldog

Ha. Just saw on the news biden supporters are urging him to back out of the debates. If yell will recall I predicted it a week or two ago.

PJBM626

Biden won’t interview with Chris Wallace,which by no means conservative, and now talk of backing out of debates? How will Biden handle radical dictators?

natives5

Funny watching y'all grasps for straws. I've never seen trump on MSNBC although he's been invited. How can he handle radical dictators? Oh I know, welcome them into his inner circle. And before you attack me, I think it would be wise for Biden to go on Fox.

Bulldog

Mike Wallace might as well be on MSNBC

natives5

But he's not so the point about Biden not doing an interview with him is mute if PBJM isn't going to call out trump for doing the same thing.

antone

"Mike" Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) was an American journalist

Bulldog

You're correct I meant his commie son Chris

antone

no problemo not criticizing [beam]

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