How Betomania just beat Texas' voter suppression chief

How Betomania just beat Texas' voter suppression chief
Beto O'Rourke/Shutterstock
Beto O'Rourke/Shutterstock

Elections have consequences — but even some losers eventually see long-term wins.


While Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for the U.S. Senate ultimately ended in his defeat last fall, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, oversaw such a massive surge in voter turnout that his coattails allowed several state Senate seats to flip to the Democrats. Those stage legislators just blocked the confirmation of Texas’ chief voter suppressor.

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