House GOP Caucus Backs Phelan’s Re-election

The House Republican Caucus endorsed Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) for re-election by a reported 78-6 secret ballot vote. Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arligton) was the only other candidate nominated. “Every member will play a role in our legislative process,” Phelan...

2022 Results Become Official After Abbott’s Canvass

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) canvassed the statewide results of the 2022 general election yesterday (Mon.). As far as we can tell, no state races flipped from the unofficial election results. Just over 8.1M Texans cast a vote for a certified gubernatorial candidate,...

LaMantia, Plesa Increase Leads as Votes Are Canvassed

SD27 open: Democrat Morgan LaMantia’s lead over Adam Hinojosa (R) has increased to 655 votes following the canvasses of Bee, Cameron, Hidalgo and Nueces Cos. The county-by-county breakdown is as follows: Cameron: LaMantia 41,643 (+63), Hinojosa 33,822 (+22) –...

Election Season Winds Down As Prefiling Legislation Begins

Today (Mon.) was the deadline for provisional voters to cure the reason they had to vote provisional (e.g., address did not match voter roll, left ID at home). Today was also the deadline for absentee voters to cure defects on their absentee ballot carrier envelopes...

Turnout Appears Headed for the ‘Under’

Tuesday is Election Day. Early voting ended below the 2018 mark, but daily turnout exceeded the 2018 numbers for the last three days of the early voting period. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS NEWS &...

Early Voting Ends on Positive Note

Early voting has ended for Tuesday’s general election. Turnout continues to be below 2018 levels overall, but it showed signs of gaining ground over the past couple of days. For the first time this year, the number of early voters exceeded the same day in 2018 in the...

Early Voting Turnout May Foretell Trouble for O’Rourke

Early voting concludes Friday for the November 8 general election. Through yesterday (Tue.), the ninth day of the early voting period, 3.8M Texans have voted early in person (93%) or by mail (7%), corresponding to 21.5% of registered voters (RVs). To access this post...

Lagging Early Voting Pushes Down Our Turnout Estimate

Early voting continues through Fri. for the November 8 general election. Just south of 3M Texans have voted early in person (92%) or by mail (8%) statewide through yesterday (Sun.), the seventh day of the early voting period. Just over one out of every six registered...