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Texas 2022 Elections

Analysis: The most influential non-voter in Texas

The most important voter in Texas politics in 2022 doesn't even live in the state, but he's popular with Republican voters. Donald Trump's influence is already changing next year's GOP primary.

President Donald Trump makes remarks as he meets with Gov. Greg Abbott in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2020. Gov. Greg Abbott's latest order requires Texans living in counties with more than 20 COVID-19 cases to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth while in a business or other building open to the public, as well as outdoor public spaces.

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