Checking in on the Texas Senate race to find Senator Ted Cruz making charges that don’t sound like a frontrunner with a comfortable lead four days before the election. This morning Cruz wondered out loud if his opponent’s campaign is funding the caravan of migrants.
— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) November 2, 2018
Desperate times call for desperate tweets? Cruz offered no evidence. Polls on the Texas race have narrowed in recent days with Cruz still holding a lead over Beto O’Rourke. And then there’s the record early voting in the state:
The share of younger people voting early in Texas and Georgia is far outpacing anything seen at this point during the last midterm election, in 2014 https://t.co/ksnqOuFVli
— CNN (@CNN) November 2, 2018
Meanwhile, the caravan remains hundreds of miles from the U.S. border. The Associated Press has drone footage from southern Mexico.
The migrant caravan: @AP journalists send up a drone to capture a different perspective on the group traveling through Mexico. See our full coverage here: https://t.co/LiZiyRHP0h pic.twitter.com/rTSff3xzcj
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 2, 2018
If the numbers look smaller, they are. The caravan is dwindling. From Newsweek:
“The Trump administration was informed that “only a small percentage” of Central American migrants traveling with several “caravans” headed toward the U.S. will likely make it to the border. The information was received before the administration moved ahead with plans to deploy more than 5,200 troops to the border.”