The looming immigrant caravan dominated headlines throughout the Midterm Elections. Democrats may not have made it a Midterm Election talking point, but Republicans certainly did.
There is a process for foreigners to apply to enter our country legally, and that includes proper vetting of the applicants, and separating those who love America from those who might not. “We want to get to the United States,” said a 17-year-old Honduran, Maria Rodriguez. “If they stop us now, we’ll just come back a second time.” That sounds like someone who could help make Honduras great again. If the migrants have American values, and not all do, they could spread those values in their own country and help it thrive as the United States has.
But also amid the caravan of many thousands could easily be terrorists, as President Trump pointed out while on his way to a massive rally in October for Senator Ted Cruz. The 19,000-seat basketball arena was filled with enthusiastic supporters of Trump’s stance against the caravan and illegal immigration.
But that week was also the first of an extended two-week early voting period in Texas, which enabled the Democratic political machine to stuff the ballot box without any real safeguards against fraud. An enormous spike in the number of early ballots compared to the last midterm election in 2014 is flooded Texas election offices.
In small Midland County, Texas, five times as many people voted on the first day of early voting compared with 2014. In Harris County, where Houston is located, more than three times as many people voted early on Monday.
Liberals were counting on rampant early voting in Texas, California, Nevada, Colorado, and elsewhere to give them an undeserved boost in returns. Trump has joked that the caravan of migrants is coming to the United States to vote for Democrats, and that is not far from the truth.
In traditionally low-turnout midterm elections, stuffing the ballot box can change the outcome in many races. Trump’s spectacular rallies demonstrate the popularity of his positions with the American people, and even the early-voting bloated Midterm elections confirmed it.