2020 Primary Elections

Robert Morrow has a history of sexist and racist rhetoric and is known for wearing a jester's hat.
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A man who has called President Donald Trump a “child rapist” is headed to a runoff in the race for a position that would help decide what millions of Texas public school children are taught.

Hervis Rogers waited about six hours in line at Texas Southern University and finally cast his vote around 1 a.m.
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He gained national attention through his tenacity at a local polling place, refusing to leave even after others might have: Hervis Rogers was the last man to vote at his Texas Southern University polling place early Wednesday morning, and possibly the last person to cast a ballot in the State of Texas when he did so around 1 a.m.

A line of voters wraps through a hallway at ACC Highland mall.
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Portending a long night awaiting definitive election returns in Texas, voters across the state still faced lengthy lines and wait times to cast their Super Tuesday ballots hours after polls closed.

M.J. Hegar talks to supporters at an election watch party at the Riveter in Austin on Tuesday.
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Air Force veteran Mary “MJ” Hegar, who led a crowded Democratic field to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn for his seat in November, is heading to a runoff election with Dallas state Sen. Royce West.

Julia Reihs / KUT

We followed four key Travis County races on election night: district attorney, county attorney, county sheriff and county commissioner for Precinct 3. Of the four, only one avoided a runoff on May 26: the Travis County sheriff's race.

Tuesday is the biggest primary day of the 2020 race, when 14 states are holding contests with 1,357 delegates at stake. Follow NPR's coverage for the latest news, analysis and results.

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A number of seats in Hays County are up for election this year, including district judges, county commissioners and county sheriff. 

Downtown Round Rock
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A number of seats in Williamson County are up for election this year, including district judges, county commissioners and county sheriff.

The Texas State Capitol
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Several seats in the Texas Legislature are up for election this year.

Texas Senate Districts 21 and 24— which include parts of Central Texas — are up for election, though the incumbent in each district is running unopposed in the primary.

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Bernie Sanders supporters watch election returns at a party at Central Machine Works on Tuesday.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

After a tight race with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic presidential primary in Texas. The win carries 228 delegates.

MJ Hegar speaks to supporters at the Riveter during an election watch party Tuesday. Unofficial results showed her leading the Democratic primary.
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The U.S. Senate race in Texas is being closely watched after Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s near victory over Ted Cruz in 2018. The close race led many to believe the state, which hasn’t had a Democratic U.S. senator since 1993, could actually elect one.

Voters look at sample ballots while waiting to vote at Randalls on Braker Lane on Tuesday.
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Citing fears of the new coronavirus, election workers in Travis County didn't show up to some polls Tuesday, hobbling or delaying the opening of some voting locations on Election Day.

M.J. Hegar, candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at Democratic Party Headquarters in Austin on election night.
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It's Election Day in Texas for the March primaries.

Our reporters will be sharing updates on what they see and hear throughout the day here. Check back for updates.

Texans line up to vote at the Flawn Academic Center on the UT Austin campus on Election Day in 2018.
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If you're reading these words on an electronic device while in a voting location, it’s likely a poll worker will come up to you soon and tell you to cut it out.

Cassie Davis helps register voters on the steps of the Capitol in 2018.
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Texas’ growing Latino vote remains relatively untapped ahead of the state's Democratic presidential primary.

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Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old who rose from mayor of a midsize Indiana city to a serious presidential contender, officially suspended his campaign on Sunday evening.

"The truth is that the path has narrowed to a close," Buttigieg told a crowd in his hometown of South Bend, Ind., after an introduction by his husband, Chasten. "We have a responsibility to consider the effect of remaining in this race any further."

Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd in Austin Sunday evening. He held four rallies across Texas this weekend.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

With Super Tuesday approaching, Bernie Sanders made the rounds in Texas this weekend, traveling to El Paso, San Antonio, Houston and Austin to rally support for his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for president. 

Eleven of the 12 Democratic candidates for Texas' 2020 U.S. Senate race debated in Austin on Tuesday.
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Texas Democrats took to a crowded Austin debate stage Tuesday night as they vie for the nomination to take on Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the three-term incumbent.

The set of a debate at KVUE for candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Senate.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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.

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Voters under 40 have been largely ignored during the lead up to this year’s presidential primaries, according to a new poll released by the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.

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Early voting in the 2020 Texas primaries runs from Feb. 18 until Feb. 28, and before you head to the polls, make sure you know your rights as a voter.

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Texans will go to the polls today to vote in the state's primary elections. With 95% of eligible voters registered to vote in Travis County — a record number — it’s likely more people will be heading to the polls this year than in the last election.

A sign telling people to vote.
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Ahead of the primaries next month, officials say, more than 821,000 people are registered to vote in Travis County. The 95% registration rate is an all-time county record – one that will likely be broken before Election Day in November.