President Donald Trump held a rally in Dallas, Texas on Thursday that drew as many as 50,000 people, One America News Network reported. The American Airlines Center filled to its 20,000 capacity in just a few hours, and tens of thousands more showing up outside.
Texas has the most electoral votes of any state other than California with 38, and some had speculated that Republicans might be losing their edge in Texas after Ted Cruz only won a Senate seat over Beto O’Rourke by 2 points.
Nearly 1.5 million people have moved to Texas from California to chase lower taxes and a more business-friendly environment, and many immigrants have also entered the border state legally and illegally over the last several years.
The shifting demographics make Republicans nervous that their ability to get elected in Texas might be slipping away, but Trump has not had any trouble drawing huge crowds to his rallies even in much bluer states like Minnesota.
Beto O’Rourke, who is running for president on the Democrat side, held his own rally a few miles away but only had a few hundred attendees.
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