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‘It’s time for an adult, ya’ll!’: Texas turns blue as it turns on Trump

Lone Star State is the new election battleground as Biden gains and locals have had enough of all the ‘lies’

Josie Ensor

Back in 2016, Katie Mellor faced a dilemma. A lifelong Republican but a “Never Trumper”, she was forced to hold her nose and vote for Hillary Clinton. It put the nurse from Houston firmly in the minority in the red state of Texas.

“I’d say 99% of the people I know voted for Trump,” she said. “I lost friends because of it.” This time round, she has noticed, those same people look to be having a change of heart. “I knew he was lying about what he would do for our country, and I think others have begun to realise that too,” the 39-year-old said.

The latest polling suggests that rather than being an anomaly it speaks to a broader pattern, as discontent grows among Donald Trump’s once-faithful base in the south...

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