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The number of counties where U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) received a higher percent of the vote than 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (D).

O’Rourke received 48.3% of the vote statewide, based on unofficial returns, a 5.0% improvement over Clinton’s 43.2% in 2016. He improved upon her performance across much of the state except, somewhat surprisingly, heavily Hispanic/Latino counties in South Texas.

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