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Old 11-10-2018, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AmericaBravoCharles View Post
I'm not sure that Fort Bend County is still "going Democrat" as of yet, though it may be a red-purple county sometime between now and 2024, and a blue-purple county from 2024 forward. Four reasons, as I see it:

1. Trump: He sucks--not really as a president, but as a person. He's abrasive, arrogant and prickly. Those that are turned off by him or want to vote against him and what "he stands for" (which I'd argue largely against, as he largely stands just for himself and his ego) won't forget about or forgive him anytime soon, and this is bound to be reflected in various social and voting trends on the left.
2. Arguable conservative complacency: Many Republicans and conservatives (and I am one!) are showing signs of resting on their laurels, that they are in the midst of political and economic success and some fizzled-out blue wave (this week's primary) isn't going to bust their current mojo. This isn't just a Texas problem, this is a national problem. (No, this primary really wasn't a blue wave, even leftists admit that.)
3. Suburban political demographics: Tying greatly into point #2, Republicans and conservatives--and especially Trump--seem to be content that they have wealthy suburban areas in the bag for now. All they have to do is look at what successes the Democrats had in this week's primary to refute such complacency, places like Staten Island, Orange County, Ventura County, suburban Denver, suburban Houston, and suburban Dallas/Fort Worth.
4. Transplants: Tying generally into point #3, There are tons of Californians (in fact, I'm moving to Texas from California soon), Northeasterners, and urban upper Midwesterners moving to places like Katy, Cinco Ranch and Fulshear. A great many of these transplants lean conservative, but a great many are also bringing their left-leaning views with them.

Also, as a side note, Ted Cruz, while arguably slimy, isn't to blame at all. Even if Trump wasn't president, Cruz is such an unlikeable guy in many ways, even among many Republicans, that he would've still had a close and contentious primary race against Beto or someone of Beto's political ilk. I would've voted for Cruz, holding my nose, or voted for a viable libertarian contender.
As to 4, even though Danny Goeb would like you to believe that Beto was only supported by the Austifornians, once again facts get in the way. Native Texans supported him 51-48. Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaig...urke-than-cruz

Old 11-10-2018, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by LonghornHotspur View Post
As to 4, even though Danny Goeb would like you to believe that Beto was only supported by the Austifornians, once again facts get in the way. Native Texans supported him 51-48. Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaig...urke-than-cruz
You know, I heard this on a podcast yesterday, too. Well, as I said, Ted Cruz isn't exactly Texas' most likable fellow.
Old 11-10-2018, 02:27 PM
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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What parts of Fort Bend are not upscale?
Old 11-10-2018, 03:47 PM
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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There are still a lot of rural non upscale areas in FB county.

As for the poster who criticized my way of voting, I am highly informed and well educated. I am a volunteer voter deputy registrar for the county even. I do not agree with Trump’s or Cruz’s policies and Olson is a rubber stamp for Trump. So I voted against them. Beto was not a perfect candidate but better than Cruz.
Old 11-10-2018, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Mouldy Old Schmo View Post
What parts of Fort Bend are not upscale?
Kendleton, Beasly, Arcola, Fresno, and a bunch of other areas in southern and western Ft Bend that are historically Black, and were originally populated by freed slaves.
Old 11-10-2018, 05:16 PM
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Not to mention older parts of Richmond and Rosenberg
Edit to include parts of mo city and stafford as well
Old 11-10-2018, 05:28 PM
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When even the Republican long-term Texas House Speaker Tom Straus is voting for the Democrats:

Old 11-10-2018, 06:38 PM
Location: Katy,Texas
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Fort Bend demographics- 33% White, 20% Black, 21% Asian, 24% Hispanic is the 2nd wealthiest majority non-white county in the U.S.A. Anti-immigrant rhetoric simply won't work there, as everyone it seems has everything from an Austrian or Irish father to a Mexican cousin, to an Indian stepmom (all actual people I know in the area) over there. Now if their was less focus on immigration and more focus on typical Republican things (less taxes/government yada yada), it's anyone's guess what could have happened but, I don't think immigration rhetoric concerns a wealthy area with a high amount of wealthy immigrants as it would other parts of the country. I'll say local Republicans still do well, actually several times better than they do in these big elections it seems, so calling FB County blue isn't right IMHO.
Old 11-10-2018, 06:52 PM
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The most diverse county in the United States? Not in California or New York.
Old 11-10-2018, 09:18 PM
Location: Katy, TX
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Originally Posted by ftbend06 View Post
There was an eye opening map in one of the post election news articles (whether you’re for one side or the other). Basically all the growing areas are blue- riverstone, fm 762 & 59 area, richmond/grand pkwy area between sugar land and Katy. Also the diverse areas like new territory and telfair. Old sugar land, first colony and gw still mostly red. The blue areas probably would be more purple with a different brand of republican from trump/Cruz running, but you can still see the trend emerging. Would have been hard to believe 10 years ago but those areas weren’t near as populated then.
Where can I find a detailed map of voting for Ft Bend county--like the one you mention?
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