2014 Texas Election Night Results

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Texas’ most high-profile election in decades is finally coming to a close tonight and we at Burnt Orange Report are here to bring you the results and what they mean for Texas Democrats.

We’ll be keeping an eye on several important races, including:
Lieutenant Governor
HD: 23, 43, 94, 105, 107, 108, 113, 117, 144
Austin Mayor & Council
Statewide Prop 1

To see results from across the state as they come in, head over to the Texas Secretary of State site here. Results for Travis County are here. And for aggregate results, check out the Texas Tribune.

We’ll also be updating this post throughout the night as results come in, so be sure to stick around! Our commentary is below, and new posts will appear at the top when you refresh the page.

on the Austin Mayoral race – with only early voting still reporting, Steve Adler and Mike Martinez are the two top vote-getters, with

Update 12:00 a.m. Pete Gallego has conceded his race to Will Hurd.

    District 1

  • Ora Houston 51%
  • DeWayne Lofton 14%
    District 2

  • Delia Garza 67%
  • Edward “Wally” Reyes 15%
    District 3

  • Susana R. Almanza 20%
  • Sabino “Pio” Renteria 19%
    District 4

  • Gregorio “Greg” Casar 40%
  • Laura Pressley 2%
    District 5

  • Ann Kitchen 54%
  • Mike Rodriguez 23%
    District 6

  • James “Jimmy” Flannigan 26%
  • Don Zimmerman 24%
    District 7

  • Leslie Pool 32%
  • J.E. “Jeb” Boyt 17%
    District 8

  • Ellen Troxclair 27%
  • Ed Scruggs 25%
    District 9

  • Kathie Tovo 50%
  • Chris Riley 39%
    District 10

  • Mandy Dealey 31%
  • Sheri Gallo 23%

Update 10:00 p.m.: With 55% of precincts reporting, there are less than 1,000 votes separating Pete Gallego and Will Hurd. Looks like it may be a long night in CD-23.

Update 9:19 p.m.: The race for CD-23 is tightening, with Pete Gallego only about 1,000 votes, or 1.5%, behind challenger Will Hurd.

Update 9:14 p.m.: Wendy Davis, speaking to supporters, reminds us, “Being disappointed is okay. But being discouraged is not. Because we have before us an opportunity to remake this state in your image…Your work is not in vain, and the only way we will have lost tonight is if you stop fighting.”

Update 8:57 p.m.: Wendy Davis will be taking the stage any minute now. The Texas Tribune has a livestream available here.

Update 8:54 p.m.: All major statewide races have been called for Republicans. Leticia Van de Putte has released a statement congratulating Dan Patrick on “running a disciplined campaign.” Wendy Davis is expected to speak soon.

Update 8:43 p.m.: Democrats are trailing in all the Texas House races we’re watching. The closest is HD-117, where Democratic incumbent Rep. Phil Cortez is trailing Republican challenger Rick Galindo by only 700 votes, 52.5% to 47.5%.

Update 8:34 p.m.: In SD-10, early vote totals show Tea Party candidate Konni Burton at 52% while Democrat Libby Willis is at 46%.

Update 8:17 p.m.: With 6% of precincts reporting down in CD-23, incumbent Democrat Pete Gallego is trailing Republican Will Hurd by about 4,200 votes, or 11 percentage points.

Update 8:14 p.m.: Statewide results are starting to come in. Both Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte are at a little over 41%, while Greg Abbott is at 57% and Dan Patrick is at 56.3%. Only 2% of precincts are reporting, so those numbers are likely to change.

Update 7:30 p.m.: The polls officially closed at 7, but those in line are still voting. Some early voting results are already starting to trickle in, and we’ll keep you updated as we get an idea of what kind of picture is starting to emerge.


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