2020 Elections

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Ten Reasons We’re Grateful Donald Trump is Fired

We’ve waited so very long to say that — not just for the four years in which you didn’t even try to represent all of America, nor the past year in which you did nothing to save more than 230,000 Americans who died of COVID-19, but also during the long ballot-counting...

Here we go again

As we waited for the results of the 2020 elections to become clear on election night, one thing became unmistakable as the hours wore on and Democrats lost ground in Texas and a slew of seats in Congress across the country. A reckoning was coming.  After a...

Why Texas didn’t flip in 2020

Three weeks after Election Day, Democrats in Texas are still scratching their heads. Not only did Donald Trump win the state on Election Day, but the far-reaching down-ballot offensive Democrats launched following their success in 2018 fizzled out by that same Tuesday...

Nine words that haunt me

From the moment Texas was called for Donald Trump I’ve been haunted by nine words echoing in my mind like a rock climber’s calls for help cascading off cliff walls.  I was at a bar on Rainey Street with Reed Galen, who would go on to found The Lincoln Project. It...

A Range of Emotions for Democrats in Texas

A week after Election Day, Candace Valenzuela officially conceded to Beth Van Duyne. It was the last outstanding congressional race to be called in Texas, and a stinging blow for Texas Democrats who had hoped to flip the North Texas district that seemed within reach....