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Texas 2020 Elections

Inside the Trump campaign’s effort — and struggle — to win over Black voters in Texas

The Trump campaign has held events across the country to chip away at his broad unpopularity with Black voters and flip the narrative that he is hostile to people of color.

Frederick Douglass Republicans Engagement Strategy creator KCarl Smith speaks at a Black Voices for Trump event, a nationwide initiative to sway voters, at the McLennan County Republican Headquarters in Waco on Feb. 26, 2020.
People enter the McLennan County Republican Headquarters in Waco to hear Frederick Douglass Republicans founder, KCarl Smith speak during a Black Voices for Trump event, a nationwide initiative to sway voters, on Feb. 26, 2020.
Frederick Douglass Republicans Engagement Strategy creator KCarl Smith speaks at a Black Voices for Trump event, a nationwide initiative to sway voters, at the McLennan County Republican Headquarters in Waco on Feb. 26, 2020.
Danny Randolph waits in line to purchase his copy of KCarl Smith’s engagement strategy book for 15 dollars after listening to the speaker at a Black Voices for Trump event, a nationwide initiative to sway voters, at the McLennan County Republican Headquarters in Waco on Feb. 26, 2020.
State Rep. Jame White, R-Hillister, addresses the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism on bill CSHB 583. The bill would make it a criminal offense to remove memorials or monuments for Texas heroes and historical events.
Frederick Douglass Republicans Engagement Strategy creator KCarl Smith speaks to Terry McDonald, left, and Pam Archer before a Black Voices for Trump event, a nationwide initiative to sway voters, at the McLennan County Republican Headquarters in Waco on Feb. 26, 2020.

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