By the Numbers: Local Election Turnout

9% Average turnout since 1999 in Dallas Co. for an odd-year May election for which the mayor of Dallas is on the ballot. Voter turnout in Texas is low, compared to other states, even under the best of circumstances. About 53% of registered voters cast ballots in the...

By the Numbers: Double-digit Special Election Leads

5 Number of legislative and congressional candidates who had at least a double-digit plurality in a special election but lost the runoff since 1996. On Tuesday, Republican Fred Rangel became the 14th legislative or congressional special election candidate to finish at...

By the Numbers: Women Legislators

23.8% Percent of Texas legislative seats that were won by women on Election Day or were already filled by women and not up for election this year. This represents an increase of 3.4 percentage points since 2017, but it is the same as in 2009. The national average is...

By the Numbers: Turnout in 2018

41st Where mid-term election turnout in Texas ranked among the 50 states. A record number of Texans cast ballots in last month’s gubernatorial, or mid-term, election. Nearly 8.4M Texans voted for one of the three U.S. Senate candidates, representing 53% of registered...

By the Numbers: Special Election Turnout

6.8% Average turnout for special legislative and congressional elections and runoffs not coinciding with an even-year general election since 2013. In the last five years, special elections have been ordered to fill vacancies for 15 legislative and one congressional...

By the Numbers: O’Rourke and Clinton

198 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...

By the Numbers: Early Voting Growing in Popularity

73% Percent of 2016 general election voters who cast their votes early. As Texans continue shattering early voting records for a gubernatorial election cycle, it may be worth remembering that early voters have been casting an ever greater share of votes since...

By the Numbers: SD19 Runoff’s Place in Recent History

162% Increase in the number of votes Pete Flores received in Tuesday’s runoff election compared to the July 31 special election. There have been 26 special runoff elections since 2000 for legislative and congressional seats. The winning candidates received more votes...

By the Numbers: Bexar County Early Voting

34% Percent of in-person early voters in the SD19 runoff in Bexar Co. cast their ballots at the John Igo Library in northwest San Antonio. That early voting location is surrounded by precincts in which Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores (R) won a plurality of...

By the Numbers: Changing the SD19 Outcome

13.3% Hypothetical turnout in Rep. Roland Gutierrez’s (D-San Antonio) current House district that would have sent him to a runoff against Republican Pete Flores instead of former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine). Gallego received not quite 1,200 more...