2020 Election

Voters wait to enter Pflugerville ISD's Rock Gym on Election Day.
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It's Election Day in Texas for the primary runoff elections. We'll be sharing photos and updates on the election throughout the day Tuesday. If you have a tip, send it to us at news@KUT.org. Find election results here

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From Texas Standard:

On March 3, Texas and 13 other states will vote in primary elections. That includes choosing which Democrat will face President Donald Trump in November's general election.

In previous years, especially during the 2018 midterms, education was a particularly important issue for Texas voters. And Noel Candelaria, president of the Texas State Teachers Association, says it's an important topic this year, too, especially for members of his association.

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From Texas Standard:

Massachusetts Sen. and former University of Texas law professor, Elizabeth Warren, is among the Democratic presidential candidates spending time in Texas ahead of next week's Super Tuesday primary. Warren held a rally in San Antonio Thursday, sharing the stage with the city's former mayor, and former Democratic presidential candidate, Julián Castro. Warren will also be in Houston on Saturday.

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From Texas Standard:

The days when Democratic presidential hopefuls would think of Texas solely as their ATM – a place to raise money – are over. These days, candidates are actually campaigning in the Lone Star State, vying for Texas’ 228 delegates. And, since candidates are meeting voters face-to-face, it would be good for them to learn as much as they can about who lives here.

Many Voters View The Economy Through A Red Or Blue Lens

Feb 26, 2020
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From Texas Standard:

As Super Tuesday approaches, Texas Standard is taking time to examine what issues might be on Texans' minds when they cast ballots this year. From employment, to business, we wondered how voters are thinking about the economy now compared to in 2016.

Americans Are Drowning In A Sea Of Polls

Feb 25, 2020
Local election signs for the 2020 primary elections sit at the corner of Manor Road and Airport Boulevard.
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Polls have become an essential part of the news, particularly in the run-up to an election.

Reports on polls feed into what’s often called “horserace coverage” – who is ahead or behind, whether the candidates’ relative standing has changed since the last poll, and what their chances are of winning on election day.

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From Texas Standard:

Businessman Tom Steyer is among the eight remaining candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. With early voting beginning Feb. 18 in Texas, Steyer is turning his attention to the Lone Star State, and to the other states with Super Tuesday primaries on March 3.

The set of a debate at KVUE for candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Senate.
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Eleven of the 12 Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Texas debated Tuesday night – the first day of early voting in the March 3 primary.  

A recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows MJ Hegar is outpacing the crowded field, but the real polling begins today with voters.