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Texas 2020 Elections

As Texas Republicans center campaigns on city crime, anti-police brutality activists say the party's messaging is racist

GOP campaign ads paint cities as lawless places and Democrats as enablers of crime. But people pushing for criminal justice reform say those portrayals sidestep the systemic racism that prompted this year’s protests against police brutality.

State troopers stand guard at the state Capitol grounds to prevent protesters from entering during a protest over the death of George Floyd.

Texas crime statistics

Far removed from city life

Positions aren’t so cut-and-dry

Geographical, racial divides persist

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