Beto O’Rourke block-walks for Democratic voters

Former Presidential and U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke pounded the pavement and knocked on doors throughout San Antonio in a bid to increase Latino voter turnout. Texas has broken its own records for early voter participation in 2020 (Oct. 28)

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MICHELLE TREMILLO: Right here, in this district alone, there are 22,000 potential voters of color. Right here, just in this district, to vote for this wonderful woman right here, Selena Montoya. right?

[CHEERING]

Let me hear you, honk for me.

[CARS HONKING]

BETO O'ROURKE: You are doing the most important work, not in Bexar County, not in the state of Texas, but in the United States of America to save our democracy and to make sure that this country comes through at its moment of need.

Texas will decide the outcome of the 2020 election.

Prior to 2018 we were 50th in the country in voter turnout. Today we are number one in the nation. This is by far the most voter suppressed state in the country. What that means is that our state government has tried very hard to keep black and Latino voters from going to the polls.

SONYA ALCOCER-CHARLES: There are many Latinos here, many people that identify on the whole, you know, Latinx culture. So you can't just put us all in one basket. We're a very diverse group. So it is important for candidates to look at the issues that are important to the specific community in which they're running and in which they live.