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Bob Garrett. Dallas Morning News

  • November 16, 2022
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712


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Gauging the Texas Trajectory: What Happened Election Day?

For more than two decades, demographers and political scientists have been predicting that Texas, any day now, would pull away from the Republican Party and realign with the Democratic Party. They were wrong. Texas remained red. In 2020, the Hispanic vote proved once again that it’s hardly a monolithic voting bloc.

Still, we just had another data dump called the 2022 midterm elections. How was turnout? Where are we on political polarization? Did Texas Republicans use redistricting, election law changes and the end of straight party voting to lock in another decade of dominance?

About our speaker:

Bob Garrett is Austin bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News. He’s covered state government and politics for The News since 2002. Earlier, he was a statehouse reporter for three other newspapers, including the Dallas Times Herald.

A fifth-generation Texan, Bob earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and in 1993-1994, was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He covers Gov. Greg Abbott, the budget, border security, and CPS and foster care.

Programming Note: due to the holidays, Bob's video may not be available on the website until early December.


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