May 4, 2021

The G.O.P. Won It All in Texas. Then It Turned on Itself.

By Elaina Plott

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The Republican Party trounced the Democrats at every level in Texas in November, only to see its politicians turn on one another over the pandemic and voter-fraud conspiracy theories.

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  “But we don’t go after them!” she responded. The man, who had silvering hair and wore a black Ariat quarter-zip and jeans, nodded and lowered his voice slightly. “I’m ready to start stacking bodies,” he said. “No, I’m serious. All I need is a target.” He then used his thumb and index finger to imitate the shape of a gun. “Zap, zap, zap,” he said.
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  I ran to catch up with the man as he headed to the parking lot. “We had an election stolen, and we’re just done,” he told me. He clarified that while he hoped for a “peaceful” future for the country, he was “absolutely” prepared to fight for Texas to secede. “At the end of the day, if it’s communism or freedom, it’s going to be ugly.”
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- The Republican Party — in Texas, in America — was “over” and “done,” he said. The Communists had taken control of system, and they had already picked their winners. And so he had made up his mind, he said: He would never vote in a federal election again.
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+ The Republican Party — in Texas, in America — was “over” and “done,” he said. The Communists had taken control of the system, and they had already picked their winners. And so he had made up his mind, he said: He would never vote in a federal election again.

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  • Abbott, Gregory W (1957- )
  • Conservatism (US Politics)
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
  • Miller, Sid (1955- )
  • Paxton, Ken
  • Politics and Government
  • Presidential Election of 2020
  • Republican Party
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  • Texas
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