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...

UT/TT Poll: Texans Remain Evenly Split Over Trump

As they have been for some time, Texas registered voters are fairly evenly split when it comes to President Trump’s job approval (47/48), according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF), and that fairly even split extends into other areas of his presidency....

No Criminal Charges for Bonnen and Other News for October 24

“No criminal charges will be brought” against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) in connection with his secretly recorded meeting with Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan, Brazoria Co. Dist. Atty. Jeri Yenne (R) announced in a statement. “As repugnant as...

Bonnen Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election

Note: This report has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert. Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) announced he would not seek re-election. “After much prayer, consultation and thoughtful consideration with my family, it is clear that I can no longer seek...

11 More House Republicans Call for Leadership Change

Eleven more Republican House members announced today (Monday) that they could no longer support Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton). Reps. John Frullo (R-Lubbock), Dan Huberty (R-Houston), Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio), Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) and Four Price...