SD14 Election Set and Other Election News for March 16

SD14 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a July 14 special election to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), who is resigning effective April 30. Abbott declined to set the election to coincide with the May 2 uniform election, citing the...

Revisiting Our Main Primary Election Storylines

Heading into last week’s primary elections, we outlined four principal storylines we’d be watching as the results came in. Final official results, and the results of any recounts and contests, are still to come, but we have answers to all the questions we...

Cardnell Out and Other News for March 9

CD2: Democrat Elisa Cardnell has suspended her campaign. She received 31% of the vote in the primary and was set to face Sima Ladjevardian (48%) in the runoff. “After a hard look at the numbers, we do not have the resources and clear path to reach a majority in the...

Brief Election News for March 5

SD14 special: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) has scheduled a Saturday morning “announcement regarding my decision whether to run” for the seat being vacated by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). In our experience, no one schedules an event to announce they’re not running....

A Few Final Twists to a Chaotic Primary Night

Final numbers are trickling in from the last counties and precincts. Nearly all of what we knew late last night is still true, although the numbers may have wobbled a bit. A few developments breaking this morning: In the Democratic race for U.S. Senate, Cristina...

Primary Voters Deliver Sitton Shocker and Runoffs Aplenty

Slow reporting of numbers – early voting and Election Day – muddled some views that are normally clear much earlier in the evening, but we now have a fairly complete picture of the winners, losers and runoff participants. Vote percentages below are unofficial and as...

The Primary Election Storylines We’re Watching

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the primary election in Texas. Our live coverage of results and analysis will begin at about 7 p.m. CT and can be found at https://txelects.com/live/. Here are some of the storylines we’re watching. Fallen incumbents? At least five incumbent...

Early Voting Ends and Other News for February 28

Early voting in person has concluded. Ballots by mail that arrive after today (Friday) are also included as early votes, so the final totals will be higher than any reported prior to Election Day. Through yesterday (Thursday), the 10th day of early voting, turnout in...

Turnout Updates and More Late Endorsements for February 21

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. The early turnout numbers we report here are unofficial and subject to change. We noticed an increasing gap between the numbers a couple of counties have published to their websites and the...