President Donald Trump wins Texas, Republican John Cornyn wins another Senate term
Texans were poised to set a record for voter turnout with Tuesday’s election. Voters cast ballots in a litany of races, from president and U.S. Senate to seats in the Texas House.
Trump’s Texas margin over Biden — which Decision Desk HQ showed as 52.2% to 46.4% early Wednesday — marks the second-closest statewide race for the White House in the last quarter century.
In 1996, GOP nominee Bob Dole beat Bill Clinton by 5 points. Trump prevailed over Hillary Clinton in Texas by 9 points in 2016.
Hegar called Cornyn and conceded within minutes of the race being called, according to both campaigns.
Cornyn was competing for his fourth term against Hegar, the former Air Force helicopter pilot who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. House two years ago in suburban Austin.