Inside Texas Politics (10/16/16)

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Denton) joins Inside Texas Politics to discuss recent presidential polls and how the votes could shake out for Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton polls within the margin of error against Donald Trump in Texas. Could she actually win this state? “In your dreams,” said U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Denton County. The congressman joined host Jason Whitely and Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram to discuss the 2016 race, Trump’s path to victory, how open enrollment might impact the presidential election, and improvements to the dam at Lake Lewisville.

The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission dropped the civil case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton but an appeals court did not do the same for the criminal charge he faces. Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of the Texas Tribune, put the situation in perspective, discussed Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick and Speaker Straus’ demand for immediate action to protect vulnerable children in this state and explained why cities like Brownsville still enact bag fees to control litter after fights over local control.

Donald Trump supporters say the election is far from over. Chris Krok, of WBAP 820AM, even has a message for conservatives who abandon the Republican nominee. He explains in My Voice, My Opinion.

Early voting begins a week from Monday and Dallas County is doubling the number of locations to cast ballots – from 25 to 50. Judge Clay Jenkins explains the growing interest in this election, his efforts to lower property taxes in the county, and reaction to poll results on whether foreign refugees should be resettled in Texas.

Reporters Roundtable puts the headlines in perspective each week. Bud and Ross returned to offer perspective on Trump’s shrinking lead in this state, whether allegations against him might keep any Texas Republican women at home and sway a race, and a controversial email Tarrant County Republicans sent last week.

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