Just over 1.4M Texans – 8.1% of registered voters – cast ballots in the primary runoff election, according to unofficial results reported by the Secretary of State’s office.
Republican voters nearly out-numbered Democratic voters 2-to-1. A total of 927K votes were cast in the Republican AG runoff, the most of any statewide race, and 484K votes were cast in the Democratic AG runoff, the office with the most votes in that primary.
There have been 11 instances in state history when both parties have had statewide offices on the runoff ballot. Combined runoff turnout, measured as number of votes cast, was the second highest for a combined statewide runoff:
- 2.04M in 1972 (97% Democratic)
- 1.41M in 2022 (66% Republican)
- 1.35M in 2012 (82% Republican)
- 954K in 2014 (79% Republican)
- 948K in 1994 (79% Democratic)
- 848K in 2002 (73% Democratic)
- 716K in 1996 (67% Democratic)
- 610K in 1986 (75% Democratic)
- 563K in 2016 (67% Republican)
- 470K in 2000 (52% Democratic)
- 374K in 2006 (55% Democratic)
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