Our ongoing look at straight-ticket voting trends in competitive or potentially competitive districts today explores HD27 in Fort Bend Co. The district covers most of Missouri City, Stafford and the Fort Bend Co. portion of Houston, plus portions of Arcola, Pearland and Sugar Land. The ethnically diverse district has no majority group. African-Americans comprise 43% of the voting-age population, making them its largest voting bloc.
Because of the demographics, we would not normally classify HD27 as even “potentially competitive,” but extenuating circumstances compelled us to peer into the numbers.