Brief Election News for October 12

At press time, the House was considering amendments to House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), the chamber’s redistricting proposal for itself. Tomorrow (Wednesday), the House Redistricting Committee will consider Senate Bill 6 by Sen. Joan Huffman...

HD118 Runoff Ordered for November 2

HD118 special: As expected, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered the special runoff election to coincide with the November 2 constitutional amendment and general elections. As with those elections, early voting will begin on October 18. While the election was not ordered...

Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

Draft Congressional Map Bolsters Incumbents

The draft Congressional redistricting map shows largely shores up incumbents’ districts (on both sides) but fails to create any new minority-majority or coalition districts. Based on 2020 election results, the map would result in 25 Republican (one competitive) and 13...

Census Reveals a More Diverse, Unevenly Growing Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released block-level data needed for redistricting today (Thursday). The state’s total population of 29.1M was previously announced with the congressional apportionment data. Today’s release includes far more detail and at a much more granular...

Trump to Weigh Into AG Primary and Other News for May 25

Former President Trump said he will issue an endorsement in “the not-so-distant future” between Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) and Land Comm. George P. Bush (R). “I like them both very much,” Trump said in a statement. Yesterday (Monday), Bush said on Instagram that it was...

Final Predictions, Polls and Other Election Eve News

Election Day is finally here. Our live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. at txelects.com/live. In addition to the results and analysis we normally provide, we’ve added a “scoreboard” powered by the Texas Tribune and its partner Decision Desk HQ. The scoreboard has been...