When Democrats are desperate, they dream of Texas. …
Texas is a large and utterly elusive grail. A 2016 simulation incorporating demographic and political trends in the state concluded that Texas would not fall into the Democratic column anytime in the next four presidential elections. “The juggernaut there is whites keep voting Republican,” said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution who co-wrote the study.
A key question is whether Trump’s white nationalism and colorblind incompetence might speed the state’s transition to a reddish purple, putting new congressional districts in play. CONT.
Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg View