“If we can transform politics in Texas, we can do it in every state in America.”
While talking with CNN’s Jake Tapper at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said it is possible for the state of Texas to be turned into a Democratic state, according to The Hill .
“If you in Texas are prepared to work hard, stand up, fight back, go out to your neighbors, talk to those people who voted for [President Donald] Trump, make sure that every friend you have, and family member that you have, comes out and votes — yeah, I believe that Texas can go blue,” Sanders said.
I’ve never believed in this blue-state, red-state nonsense. Yes, Lubbock voted overwhelmingly for Trump. But any county in this country, which has people who are struggling, can and must become a progressive county. pic.twitter.com/FdpJnywgw1
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 10,2018
He reiterated how if Texas can change, so can every other state:
If we can transform politics in Texas, we can do it in every state in America. Thank you, Lubbock! pic.twitter.com/ComSKMasql
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 10,2018
While a lofty goal, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got more votes in the primary than all of his Democratic challengers combined. Cruz won his primary with 1,317,450 votes, while his closest competitor, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), only received 641,324 votes.

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