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Republicans’ ‘Powerful Memes’ Hurt Democrats In Texas, Beto O’Rourke Says

Former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke wrote Republicans’ “powerful memes” harmed Democrats during the 2020 Election, according to screenshots.

Beto O’Rourke reality meme: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47”

Primary political correspondent for the Texas Tribune Patrick Svitek tweeted screenshots of an email from O’Rourke to supporters showing O’Rourke describing why he thinks President Donald Trump and Republicans were successful in Texas over Democrats during the election.

“We have to be far more effective on digital and social media,” O’Rourke said, according to the screenshots. “The anecdotal takeaway from those I’ve listened to, especially in border communities, is that Trump/GOP had a ferocious game (lies and powerful memes, effective targeting of new and young voters) and we had none.” 

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