Forty Texas House districts saw one party’s candidate have at least a 20K-vote advantage in straight-party voting for the 2016 general election, up from 27 in 2012. Of the 40 seats, Republicans held the advantage in 27 seats, and Democrats held the advantage in 13. On average, about 60K people voted in a House district, so about a third of House districts had a built-in partisan advantage of at least a third of the vote.

  • HD61 – Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) | 42,215 votes

    100%
    100%

  • HD73 – Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) | 37,564 votes

    89%
    89%

  • HD60 – Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury) | 33,976 votes

    80%
    80%

  • HD16 – Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) | 31,541 votes

    75%
    75%

  • HD98 – Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) | 29,724 votes

    70%
    70%

  • HD15 – Rep. John Raney (R-Bryan) | 29,139 votes

    69%
    69%

  • HD130 – Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Houston) | 27,646 votes

    65%
    65%

  • HD3 – Rep. Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia) | 26,487 votes

    63%
    63%

  • HD86 – Rep. John Smithee (R-Amarillo) | 25,787 votes

    61%
    61%

  • HD58 – Rep. DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne) | 25,234 votes

    60%
    60%

  • HD63 – Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) | 24,665 votes

    58%
    58%

  • HD4 – Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) | 24,305 votes

    58%
    58%

  • HD13 – Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) | 24,166 votes

    57%
    57%

  • HD53 – Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) | 24,071 votes

    57%
    57%

  • HD2 – Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) | 23,609 votes

    56%
    56%

  • HD20 – Rep. Terry Wilson (R-Marble Falls) | 23,505 votes

    56%
    56%

  • HD19 – Rep. James White (R-Hilister) | 23,175 votes

    55%
    55%

  • HD5 – Rep. Cole Hefner (R-Mount Pleasant) | 23,062 votes

    55%
    55%

  • HD62 – Rep. Larry Philips (R-Sherman) | 22,616 votes

    54%
    54%

  • HD83 – Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) | 22,611 votes

    54%
    54%

  • HD24 – Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood) | 22,360 votes

    53%
    53%

  • HD70 – Rep. Scott Sanford (R-McKinney) | 21,396 votes

    51%
    51%

  • HD21 – Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) | 20,980 votes

    50%
    50%

  • HD10 – Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) | 20,855 votes

    49%
    49%

  • HD72 – Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) | 20,706 votes

    49%
    49%

  • HD9 – Rep. Chris Paddie (R-Center) | 20,085 votes

    48%
    48%

  • HD95 – Rep. Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth) | 20,447 votes

    48%
    48%

  • HD139 – Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) | 21,115 votes

    50%
    50%

  • HD46 – Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) | 21,186 votes

    50%
    50%

  • HD146 – Rep. Shawn Thierry (D-Houston) | 21,566 votes

    51%
    51%

  • HD51 – Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) | 22,276 votes

    53%
    53%

  • HD141 – Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) | 22,807 votes

    54%
    54%

  • HD27 – Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) | 23,036 votes

    55%
    55%

  • HD110 – Rep. Toni Rose (D-Dallas) | 23,175 votes

    55%
    55%

  • HD147 – Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) | 23,766 votes

    56%
    56%

  • HD131 – Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston) | 25,230 votes

    60%
    60%

  • HD111 – Rep. Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas) | 26,581 votes

    63%
    63%

  • HD49 – Rep. Gina Hinojosa (D-Austin) | 26,743 votes

    63%
    63%

  • HD109 – Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Dallas) | 34,219 votes

    81%
    81%

Partisan advantage in straight-party voting exceeded 5K in all but 22 House districts, and it exceeded 1K in all but four districts. Republicans won 20 of those 22 districts, despite facing a straight-party disadvantage in seven of those districts.

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