In Bexar County, Texas, the majority of residents voted for Democrats in the last presidential election. According to the Central Department of Civil Archives of Bexar County, 58.2% voted for Democrats, 40.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted for Independents. The presidents of both the Democratic and Republican parties of Bexar County spoke to KSAT 12 News about their respective parties' priorities, approach, and future. Monica Ramirez Alcántara, president of the Bexar County Democratic Party, said their main goal is to attract as many voters as possible.
Jeff McManus, president of the Bexar County Republican Party, said they focus on crime, inflation, and “integrity”. The impressive increase in the number of Latino voters who voted for Republican President Donald Trump in the Rio Grande Valley is also evident in Bexar County, although to a lesser extent. This gave him a margin of almost 3 to 1 in this case, and he did the same with Cruz, showing that Republican supermajorities in the most conservative areas of Texas can offset huge losses in cities. In other words, the idea of a “Latino vote” may be fading away in favor of other identities and political alignments. Bexar County has voted for Democrats in the four most recent presidential elections after it became a Republican stronghold in 2000 and 2004. In the 1940s, Democrats organized themselves in the area to pay the dues of potential voters.
As Bexar County continues to grow and its population increases, both presidents talked about the arrival of new residents. For more information on obtaining a marriage license in Bexar County, contact the Bexar County Clerk's Office at (2) 335-2221 or visit their webpage for more information.