On Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” a political adviser said improvements in voter registration and turnout could help Democrats win statewide in what has long been Republican-leaning Texas.
The adviser also made a claim about Latino turnout in the state’s 2008 elections.
KUT’s Emily Donahue spoke with Gardner Selby of the Austin American-Statesman’s Poltifact Texas reporting team. They talked about the comments of Jeremy Bird, senior adviser to Battleground Texas, this new pro-Democratic group. He was asked by Stephen Colbert if the group’s success depends on black and Hispanic voters.