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Texas GOP’s voting meme shows how Trump-style messaging wins internet’s attention

The Republican Party of Texas’ meme that linked COVID-19 test wait times with waiting in line to vote is the latest example of a growing — and successful — political social media strategy, experts say.

A Republican Party of Texas tweet compared people waiting in line to be tested for COVID-19 to waiting in line to vote. The state Legislature in 2021 passed new voting restrictions, including limits on local initiatives meant to make it easier to vote.
A Republican Party of Texas tweet compared people waiting in line to be tested for COVID-19 to waiting in line to vote. The state Legislature in 2021 passed new voting restrictions, including limits on local initiatives meant to make it easier to vote.

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