The special election runoff for Texas’s Sixth Congressional district is a sleepier affair than most other special elections. Total turnout for the May blanket (all party) primary was 53K less than turnout for the special election in New Mexico’s First District despite TX-06 having over 100K more (ACS projected) residents than NM-01. Democratic voters and analysts lost interest … [Read more...] about The Special Election Runoff in Texas’s Sixth Congressional District
Today, voters across Texas are voting in municipal elections. In the 6th Congressional District, they are also voting in a special election for an open Congressional seat after Rep. Ron Wright passed away after a battle with cancer further complicated by COVID-19. We will have the results for that race, as well as election results from the five largest cities in the state with … [Read more...] about Texas 6th Congressional District Special Election Results and more
Voters in Louisiana’s Second Congressional district vote in a special Congressional election runoff tomorrow. LA-02 became vacant when incumbent Democrat Cedric Richmond resigned January 15 to join the Biden administration. None of the 15 candidates running to replace Richmond won a majority of support in the all-party March 20 special election, necessitating a runoff under … [Read more...] about Previewing the Special Election Runoff for Louisiana’s Second Congressional District
The 2020 Congressional Election did not go the way Democrats hoped. National Democrats expected to gain seats, but results so far are a net loss. The results vindicated the National Republican Congressional Committee who expected to narrow the Democratic majority by picking off vulnerable Congressional Democrats and holding the line in Republican seats across the country. Over … [Read more...] about Competitive Congressional Races: What Happened?
Two months ago, we began a series examining competitive Congressional districts and why exactly they are competitive. The political environment since we wrote these articles. Over 90 million voters have voted early and Election Day is a few days away. Some fundamentals have shifted with time, but the districts remain competitive. Indiana’s 5th District – Originally … [Read more...] about Revisiting Our Profiled Swing Seats