Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in a video posted to social media that the November election results will be dependent on which candidate wins in his state.
"We're at a crossroads. The future of our country and the American dream are very much at stake in 2020. We've never seen anything like this," Cruz said a video from The Hill. "In Texas, the stakes are especially high.
"Texas is the single biggest target for the left in 2020, politically speaking. There are 38 electoral votes at stake, there's a U.S. Senate seat at stake, and Texas is the key for national domination for years to come. If Democrats win Texas, it's all over."
Cruz went on to say that Americans' rights to practice free speech, practice their religion, and bear arms are at stake.
"If we don't win Texas, we don't win the White House, we lose control of Washington, we lose the precious freedoms that Texans and all Americans that we believe in," he said.
In several poll results compiled by RealClearPolitics, President Donald Trump holds a slight lead over Democrat Joe Biden in the November race.
Appearing on Fox News Channel's "The Story" later Monday Cruz told guest host Harris Faulker two trends are currently happening politically across the country: blue-collar union members are moving right, which is moving midwestern states more Republican, and suburban voters, in particular suburban women who are moving left.
"And that's moving states with big suburban populations, states like Georgia and Texas and Arizona, all of them are becoming much, much more purple," Cruz said. "And that's a real challenge, because with a state like Texas, we know that to New York and California are bright blue for the foreseeable future. If Texas joins them, that's the entire election. We can't let that happen."
Cruz disputes media coverage that the growing hispanic population in Texas accounts for increased Democratic trends in his state.
"The data don't back that up," he said, adding that many hispanics in
Texas are "quite conservative."
"Every time I have run in Texas I've gotten well over 40% of the hispanic vote," he said, "and that is despite running as an unapologetic conservative fighting to secure the border, build a wall, and stop amnesty."
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