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Thursday on The Chad Hasty Show, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick joined the broadcast to talk about the upcoming election on both the state and national levels.

Patrick and Hasty discussed the Trump campaign, the possibility of civil unrest in the wake of the election, and the importance of everyone getting out to making themselves heard, emphasizing those who live outside of metro areas. Patrick said,

The turnout in rural Texas, and I want all of your listeners to hear this clearly, it so important...Rural Texas, east, west and central Texas, represents just about fifty percent of the total vote...The other fifty percent of the vote is in Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Travis and one or two suburban counties. And so it's really rural against urban-suburban...So the cumulative total of rural Texas is what keeps us red...Your vote in rural Texas is as important as any vote in big-city Texas, because it's really rural Texas against the very blue, very Democrat, very leftist big cities and counties in our state.

While answering Hasty's question about a news story at The Hill.com, reporting on the deployment of Texas National guard troops and the possibility of violence after the election, Patrick said,

We are prepared for the worst...We are staging people in case we have problems.

Listen to the entire interview with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick in the video above. 

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