Texas GOP bets on hard right turn amid changing demographics
September 8, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan "Keep Texas Red," a pledge to quash a coming blue wave that Democrats argued was inevitable given shifting demographics.
Now, those population transformations have arrived, with the 2020 census confirming that the state got bigger, more suburban and far more diverse. Yet a more apt state GOP rallying cry for today might be "Make Texas Even Redder."
Faced with increasingly dire demographic threats to their party's dominance, Texas Republicans have championed a bevy of b...