We continue our look into how straight-ticket voting has played out historically in today’s more competitive districts. We started with HD107 and HD105 in Dallas Co. last week and today we look at nearby HD102.

The district is comprised of North Dallas, much of Addison, southern and western Richardson and a little corner of Garland. It has been reliably Republican, and likely will remain so in 2016, but Democrats are getting traction. The Republican advantage in straight-ticket voting has shrunk from more than 11K in 2000 to fewer than 4K in 2012. The number of Republican straight-ticket voters has remained mostly flat while the number of Democratic straight-ticket voters has nearly doubled in the precincts in the district’s current configuration.

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