Tarrant Co. remains reliably red, but Democrats made minor inroads in straight-ticket voting in several legislative districts. Countywide, the Republicans’ straight-ticket advantage dipped to 54K from 67K in 2012.

Significant increases in the number of straight-ticket Democratic votes failed to make any of the Republican-held districts competitive. The smallest straight-ticket advantage in any Tarrant Co. House district was 6,257 in HD96, where Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) prevailed, 57%-43%.

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