This does not bode well, for the Democrats heading into the 2022 midterm election. McAllen has a population of 140,000 people of which 85% are Hispanic. So electing a Republican mayor is a major surprise but then again, maybe not. McAllen is being flooded with illegal aliens. Legal and American Hispanics fans of massive illegal immigration and the trouble it causes their town. Javier Villalobos may never have expected to win the race.
What we may be looking at is a major shift in the Hispanic vote for Republicans. Trump pulled in a large number of Hispanics, especially in border towns. That would spell disaster for the Democrats if the border cities and counties turn red. The Republicans are already favored to win back the House but with border Hispanics, building a big lead would be possible. That could make it impossible for them to make a comeback in 2024.
As Nick Arama previously reported, a study of the data by Catalyst showed that a majority of Pres. Trump’s supporters in the 2020 election were women and people of color:
According to the data, Trump gained across all demographics, all racial and gender groups, except white men where he lost only a percentage point. The share of Trump voters who were women or people of color in 2020 was 57.2%, up from 54.8% in 2016, with a 7-point gain among nonwhite women, a 4-point gain with nonwhite men, a 1-point gain with white women. While Democrats still won the majority of the Hispanic vote, Trump got a big increase of eight points in the share that swung to him. In 2020, Trump pulled in 11% of the black vote, again an increase of 3% over 2016.
Holy cow… Republicans just flipped the mayorship of McAllen, Texas.
This was not expected and shows Hispanics in South Texas may have shifted with the GOP even post Trumphttps://t.co/bFOMpNcNrS
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 6, 2021
Here is how McAllen has voted in the past:
McAllen, Texas (Hidalgo County):
2008: Obama +39
2012: Obama +42
2016: Hillary +41
2020: Biden +17
2021 mayor: GOP +3
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) June 6, 2021
That my friends is impressive and if that trend continues in 2022 Nancy Pelosi will lose her gavel for a second time.
One has to wonder if, in this border community, more people were rejecting the Democrats because of the failure of Joe Biden to do anything to deal with the crisis there, and the harm and stress it’s putting on those towns.
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Now, even Democrats are getting that they may have a problem. Sawyer Hackett, who worked for Texas Democrat and 2020 presidential primary loser Julian Castro, warned his fellow Democrats if they didn’t pay attention and do something about it, they were in “serious trouble.”
A GOP county chair just won a race for mayor of McAllen, Texas, a city that’s 85% Latino. Hillary won the county by 40 points.
If the Democratic Party doesn’t get serious about Latino outreach, we’re in big trouble.
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) June 6, 2021
And so they are.