Caravan participants interviewed by ABC News have said they are fleeing poverty and crime and are seeking asylum in the United States; Trump has described the slow-moving group as "invaders" and a national security threat, urging them to return home or settle in Mexico. A victory for O'Rourke would be a true upset in what was always a long-shot bid to oust Cruz from the U.S. Senate.
News and ABC News are both projecting Ted Cruz has defeated O'Rourke.
Cruz tied himself to Trump in the final days of the campaign, inviting the president for a major rally in Texas.
Despite the jokes at his expense, Cruz did play along with the bit, even telling a police officer who appeared to be holding Triumph back that everything was okay.
The tightness of the race meant Cruz had to lean on his former political rival - President Trump, whom he competed against in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Without giving them all away, here are the seven sickest burns Triumph lands on Ted Cruz. Triumph asks that same Cruz supporter.
Once he made it to Texas, Triumph started out by talking to the O'Rourke camp. Triumph asks Beto O'Rourke before adding, "besides the ability to regenerate your tail?" "Donald Trump for insulting his wife or that mongoose for eating his offspring".
"Ted, I have a pre-existing condition that makes me vomit out of my eyes whenever I see you", Triumph shouts from the back of the room during the Cruz rally. "Is that in the GOP health-care plan?"
But Triumph later turned it into a chant of "Lyin" Ted'. Triumph jokingly suggests that voters of color should "act more white" by dropping The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel into conversation, and mentioning Ed Sheeran as much as possible. It's wild that these people are laughing along and agreeing with Triumph, yet are STILL voting for Cruz.
Triumph finally gets his long-awaited face-off with Ted Cruz, who tried to hold his own against the insult comic dog.