(RepublicanDaily.org) – Texas has long been a Republican stronghold, having picked a conservative presidential candidate in every election since 1976. Despite this, there was growing speculation about a Democratic surge in the state in the lead-up to this election.
On Tuesday, November 3, Texas’ voters revealed this speculation to be misguided. Donald Trump ended up taking the state comfortably, though it was closer than in some previous elections.
The president’s victory in Texas is part of a broad showing of Republican support in the state. Senator John Cornyn (R) retained his seat with over 53% of the vote, and congressional Republicans at the state level also performed well.
If you're just now waking up, here are some Texas election results:
—Donald Trump won Texas
—John Cornyn defeated Democratic challenger MJ Hegar
—Texas Republicans appear to keep their majority in the Texas House
More results here from @DecisionDeskHQ. https://t.co/TWaSR2MFtn
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) November 4, 2020
With 38 electoral votes, Texas is the most important state in the presidential election other than California. Had it turned blue in line with some predictions, Donald Trump would likely have found it impossible to gather enough support to reclaim the White House. Now that he’s succeeded in the Lone Star State, however, Joe Biden will have to look elsewhere for a route to victory.
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