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Texas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
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Texas Senate election​ Date: March 3, 2020​ 

Three-term incumbent Republican John Cornyn was re-elected in 2014 by a wide margin. He is running for re-election. Cornyn is facing former Cleveland school board member Dwayne Stovall and former Dallas Wings owner Mark Yancey in the Republican primary. State Senator Pat Fallon considered challenging Cornyn, but announced in mid-October that he would not run.


Texas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Democrats who are running include former Congressman Chris Bell, pastor and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2018, Michael Cooper, Houston City Council member Amanda Edwards, MJ Hegar, an Air Force combat veteran who served as the 2018 Democratic nominee for Texas's 31st congressional district, Sema Hernandez, a former candidate for U.S Senate in 2018, Midland City Councilman John B. Love, financial analyst Adrian Ocegueda, labor organizer and author Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, and state senator Royce West. Other potential Democratic candidates include Congressman Colin Allred, Congresswoman Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg, and state representative Rafael Anchia.On July 22, 2019, former state senator Wendy Davis announced that she would not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate, running for the House of Representatives instead.


The Electoral system of Texas

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Texas, representatives and senators are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  State executive officials, including the governor and attorney general, are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Texas: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Texas Senate election Party and candidate 

  • John Cornyn (Republican)
  • MJ Hegar (Democratic)
  • Royce West (Democratic)

 

Texas Elections Results

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Past Texas Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Texas, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Ted Cruz (incumbent)

4,260,553

50.89%

-5.57%

 

Democratic

Beto O'Rourke

4,045,632

48.33%

+7.71%

 

Libertarian

Neal Dikeman

65,470

0.78%

-1.28%

Total votes

8,371,655

100%

N/A

           

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