Canvasses, Concessions and a 2022 Congressional Candidate

Counties are beginning to canvass the election results, which will make them official at the county level and open the period for any recounts to be requested or challenges to be filed. Counties and local jurisdictions must conduct their canvass by Tuesday. Gov. Greg...

West Assails Presumptive House Speaker as Pre-filing Begins

Republican Party of Texas chair Allen West said the party “will not support, nor accept” the Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) as House Speaker. “It is utterly absurd and demonstrably idiotic that any Republican would join with Democrats to lead our Republican-majority...

Field Clears for Phelan and Other News for November 5

Vote counting continues in Texas as counties process thousands of absentee ballots that arrived the day after Election Day (as permitted by law), provisional ballots that were cured by the voter and overseas military ballots, which will continue to be accepted through...

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...

Record-smashing Early Voting Sets Stage for Tuesday

Early voting for the November 3 general election has concluded in Texas. At least 9M Texans voted early through yesterday (Thursday) with an uptick in turnout expected on the final day. Coming into today (Friday), 53.3% of registered voters had already cast ballots....

Recent Election News for New Year’s Eve Eve

We have updated our Crib Sheets to remove Republican and Democratic candidates who did not file by the deadline. We have left in place a couple of candidates who are challenging administrative determinations that they are ineligible to seek the office for which they...