An interesting result from Texas

Texas primaries result.

Texas had both a Democratic and Republican primaries. A lot of attention has been drawn to Biden’s very narrow win over Sanders, as the in the GOP primary, Trump was virtually uncontested.

But when you look at the numbers, in which there was no real need for anyone to show up for the GOP primary, Trump nonetheless got more votes than all of the Democrats who were still in the race, combined.

The GOP base is VERY motivated.

20 thoughts on “An interesting result from Texas

  1. Total, and you have to count Buttigieg because of early voting and absentee ballots, for the Democrats was
    1,955,901 v 1,889,006 or about 67,000 more for the Democrats.

    But, no front runner yet which makes it hard to gauge.

    And, more importantly, if the Democrats take Texas it would be all over. Sayonara Trump.

    I think we would expect to get trounced in Texas. If I were a Republican I would not exactly jump for joy.

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      1. Maybe it’s just me but there was a statewide Republican primary for the Senate and primaries for 36 House Districts.

        So people were going to vote anyway, Trump or no Trump.

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        1. Took a while to get there, but yeah, it was a BIG vote day in the Lone Star/Gun State and the real take away is that Texas in “in play” for the DEMS…..

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  2. Sorry…miskeyed my reply.


    Unless there were statewide challengers to President Trump in Texas…there was no need for the Republicans to hold/pay for a primary.


  3. @Tabor

    Your “analysis” seems to be based on the idea that there was no reason but support for Trump to turn out. Uh, there were quite a number of other reasons. Top of the list might be to choose the GOP candidate for the Senate. Then there are all those House seats.

    Bottom line . . . In a historically GOP state more Democrats took part than did Republicans. If you see good omens in that fact then you are truly a Good Omen Seer. Or, just kidding yourself.

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  4. Then there’s the issue of 5+ hour wait times to vote in predominantly minority areas that never seem to happen in the more affluent, white areas. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence though.

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      1. Did you look? It was all over the news Tuesday night. There is footage of lines stretched outside of polling places down the block.

        If you type something like “Texas voting lines” into a search engine, you’ll get about a dozen stories about it.

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        1. I saw one report, originating from ‘Vanity Fair’ repeated in multiple locations about long lines at a polling station on a predominantly black university campus. University polling places are notoriously slow because so many students are actually registered somewhere else.


          1. Those are all the same story, and even use the same pictures, repeated in multiple publications.

            They all refer to the problems in the same 2 universities.

            Texas doesn’t allow you to be registered to vote in more than one place, and there is paperwork required to use a provisional ballot if there is a dispute about where you are registered.

            The purpose is not voter suppression, it is to prevent students from voting absentee at their homes and again in person at their school.

            Every state should be as vigilant, unless, of course, your side depends on fraud.

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  5. How about something a little closer to home:

    The GOP primary in NC was NOT uncontested (it is one of the few states that is actually allowing a primary and not giving GOP voters a choice). But we are talking turnout. So Democratic votes cast for Presidential nominees – 1.3 million. GOP votes 776K, including 15.5K for Walsh and 15.3K for Weld and (my favorite GOP candidate) 19.9K for NO PREFERENCE.

    (The Libertarian Party also participated and No Preference won hands down with almost 30% of the 6,900 votes cast. Viability test? If it was run the same way as the major parties in allocating delegates only No Preference passes the viability test)

    Down ballot there was a Senate Primary on both sides with 1.2 Million votes cast on the Democratic side and 776K for the GOP candidates, including Tillis, the incumbent.

    Then there is the Governor’s race 1.3 million votes on teh Democratic side and 781K on the GOP.

    Several other down ballot races as well. A much greater turnout on the D side all through the day.

    SO who’s “base” is out in force?


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