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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.
President Donald Trump and Senator John Cornyn both came away with wins in Texas on Tuesday...
President Donald Trump and Senator John Cornyn both came away with wins in Texas on Tuesday night.((Tia Dufour / The White House | United States Senate))
Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 10:15 AM CST
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TEXAS TRIBUNE - President Donald Trump carried Texas on Tuesday, winning its 38 electoral votes, as national results continued to show him and former Vice President Joe Biden in a neck-and-neck race.

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.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, defeated Democratic challenger MJ Hegar on Tuesday.

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.