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GOP Flips Mayorship In Texas Town That’s 85% Hispanic And In County Biden Won By 17 Points

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Republican City Commissioner Javier Villalobos just put the fear of God in Dem Party with a victory in the mayor’s race of a Texas border city that has a majority Hispanic population. The Dem debacle with minority voters in 2020 has been largely ignored by the media but it portends doom for the Dems if it keeps happening.

While Texas was never at risk of flipping blue, like so many on the left hoped, the state did provide one election shocker – Trump and the GOP flipped majority Hispanic border areas from blue to red. For example, Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to win Zapata County’s vote in a hundred years.

Javier Villalobos defeated Veronica Whitacre to win the position as McAllen mayor by a slim margin – just over 200 votes. Villalobos got 4,744 votes to Whitacre’s 4,538 votes. McAllen is in Hidalgo County which went to Biden by 17 points in the 2020 election in a bad sign for the Dems.

“It was a tight one, so I congratulate my opponent,” Villalobos said. “It was a very well run campaign. But we’re very glad and fortunate that we prevailed.”

“Amazing news! McAllen, Texas is a major border town of 140,000 people. 85% Hispanic — and just elected a Republican mayor. The macro realignment accelerates in South Texas, and elsewhere, as Hispanics rally to America First,” former Trump 2020 campaign adviser Steve Cortes said.

“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 Trump,” author Ryan Girdusky wrote on Twitter.

“BIG win for Republicans tonight in a border community. Biden’s border crisis has real world ramifications for communities across the country, especially in cities like McAllen,” RNC spokesman Nathan Brand said.

From Politico:

Of all the results from the November 3 election, few drew as much attention from national political observers as what happened in a quiet county on the banks of the Rio Grande. Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Zapata County’s vote in a hundred years.

But it wasn’t its turn from a deep-blue history that seemed to be the source of such fascination but rather that, according to the census, more than 94 percent of Zapata’s population is Hispanic or Latino.

Zapata (population less than 15,000) was the only county in South Texas that flipped red, but it was by no means an anomaly: To the north, in more than 95-percent Hispanic Webb County, Republicans doubled their turnout.

To the south, Starr County, which is more than 96-percent Hispanic, experienced the single biggest tilt right of any place in the country; Republicans gained by 55 percentage points compared with 2016. The results across a region that most politicos ignored in their preelection forecasts ended up helping to dash any hopes Democrats had of taking Texas.