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Texas senate race between Cruz, O’Rourke draws attention around the world

As the Texas senate race between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz approaches its finale on November 6th, Americans throughout the country are not the only people eager to see the results come election night.

From the mountainous countryside of Germany, vast plains of China, and cultural streets of France, the Texas senate race has captured the attention of the media around the world.

This comes as the senate race between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke, which has been surprisingly close in polls, will be decided by Texans casting their ballots throughout the state Tuesday night.

Headlines depicting Ted Cruz with U.S. President Donald Trump can even be found on newspapers in the Middle East, showing just how much coverage the race has gained recently.

French journalist Baptiste Des Monstiers, along with journalists around the world, believe even state elections like those in Texas can have an effect on the rest of the world.

“The United States of America is the most powerful county in the world, so what is happening over there is also concerning smaller countries like France,” says Des Monstiers.

Everything from policies, laws, and business can face an impacted from an election, such as one the in Texas, leaving journalists around the world eager to see what Tuesday night’s results can mean not just for the United States, but for the world as well.

But what caught peoples attention most about the Texas election is the way Democrat candidate Beto O’Rourke has been able to keep the race close even in the last few weeks of the election.

“Texas has always been a Republican state,” Des Monstiers says. “We were looking at the polls and numbers of Cruz and Beto and we have a feeling that something may be happening.”

Despite El Paso being more than five thousand three hundred miles away from Paris, France, many issues El Paso faces are similar to some issues other countries are trying to tackle as well.

Even in his native France, Des Monstiers points out how politics has been split, while border issues like migration have been a major talking point in the country and world-wide.

As the close senate race between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz comes to its conclusion on November 6th, one thing remains certain; Texans and Americans throughout the country are not the only ones that will keep their eyes on feeds and television screens as results come in Tuesday night.

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