Texas Election Day

While many Texas Southern University (TSU) faculty members and students could say Texas has been a “red” state for 14 years, students shouldn’t be discouraged to go out and vote.

All individuals in the U.S. have had the option to have early voting in early October in order to choose their candidate in their proper state, including Texas.

Then along came Election Day. That is, faculty members, all other eligible individuals and eligible students vote on their candidate, for today is “the deadline” for election.

Other than that, there are so many different political parties who have their top candidates such as the Green Party and the Libertarian party, but it is more than likely that Republicans and Democrats are the big favorites to control and dominate office.

Some of these TSU faculty members and students shared their thoughts on Texas Election Day.

Terrence Bolton, president of TSU’s Student Government Association (SGA), spoke a little on the governor election.

He said he has voted for Wendy Davis because “I believe she is what Texas needs.”

Bolton was able to sit and talk to her whenever she came to TSU during her campaign.

What Davis said about the issues she will fix, if elected governor, Bolton favors, and she had his vote.

On the other hand, Edward Moore from TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law gave his opinion on the election.

He said that, even though “statistically, the Democrats are favored, historically, Texas has always been a ‘red’ state.” So history may be the factor in the Texas election.

Maria Lumbreras from TSU’s Hispanic Students Association brought up an interesting response to her opinion.

She said that Republicans are going to win because “Texas is a ‘red’ state, even though it has a ‘blue’ heart.”

Autumn Gray, who is a member of the NAACP, said that Democrats would win because the education issue and “ideas” are why she leans toward the Democrats.

Then there came expectations for this election.

Bolton said that he expects “proper results”, and that this election “empowers the voter and the voter would say ‘Yes, I made a difference’”.

Moore said that he expects the government to “function, get things straight”. He continued to say “the country can move forward and put politics aside”.

Madeline Spence from the Office of Student Services at TSU’s Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs said she expects that the election “improves the well-being of this country, all aspects.”

Gray expects the election to be “a shocker, if the Democrats win” most of the offices.

James Beard, also from TSU’s School of Law, said the election’s expectations “depend” on a couple of factors, such as the demographics and the political parties other than the Republicans and the Democrats.

TSU student Gustavo Bautista on expectations: “Not much. It’s going to stay the same. No change.”

Overall, these individuals discussed the expectations for this election and it began with how a vote is considered a key factor, because a vote leads to a big difference in this election.



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