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Texas 2022 Elections

“The fight goes on”: Families of Uvalde shooting victims hoped for change that didn’t come

The families of some of the 19 children killed at Robb Elementary rooted for Beto O’Rourke, hoping he would help change Texas gun laws. They left disappointed but determined to fight on.

Jerry Mata rubs his eyes after learning the news that Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to win the election at the Lunkers Bar and Grill watch party in Uvalde on Election Day Nov. 8, 2022.
Residents watch Uvalde Leader-News reporters update results from local races on a white board in Uvalde on Election Day Nov. 8, 2022.
Families of the victims cheers each other, after they each tried to cheer up Faith Mata, who is calling from her dorm at Texas State in San Marcos, at the Lunkers Bar and Grill watch party in Uvalde on Election Day Nov. 8, 2022. Mata called her parents, crying, after seeing the news that Greg Abbott won a third term election.

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