Mail Ballots May Delay Election Night Results

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day for primary runoffs and special elections ordered for July 14. Our live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. CDT, when the polls close in all but El Paso and Hudspeth Cos. While we do not expect it to be as late of a night as the primary...

Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for July 10

Note: This report has been updated to correct an erroneous reference to 2014 turnout. Early voting in person ended today (Friday) for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections. Through yesterday (Thursday), 532K people have voted in the Democratic runoff...

Houston Nixes RPT Convention and Other News for July 8

Houston officials have canceled next week’s Republican state convention, which was to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mayor Sylvester Turner asked Houston First, the nonprofit manager of the convention center, to cancel the convention after David...

Runoff Turnout Nears 4% and Other News for July 7

Early voting in person continues through Friday for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections. Through yesterday (Monday), the eighth day of the early voting period but only the fifth or sixth day polls were open, nearly 375K people had voted in the Democratic...

Early Voting Enters Final Week and Other News for July 6

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections continues through Friday. Polls were closed Friday and Saturday for the Fourth of July holiday, and it appears that fewer than 50 counties operated early voting sites yesterday (Sunday). We would...

UT Poll Has Trump Up by 4 and Other News for July 2

A new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll finds President Trump leading presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 48%-44%. “Independents,” comprising 12% of respondents, preferred Trump, 41%-27%, with nearly a third undecided. The poll found a 10-point gap...

Fallon Makes CD4 Bid Official and Other News for July 1

Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) established a federal campaign committee for open CD4, which was vacated when former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) became the Director of National Intelligence. Fallon appeared at a Hunt Co. Republican Party convention in May, leaving...