In 2020, Texas will be dealing with its General Election and Primary Presidential election. It’s General Election will see one Senate seat race, the election of 36 US House Representatives, a Gubernatorial race, and several state official seats. We list the latest betting odds for each candidate below, however, some odds are yet to be made available by sportsbooks but will likely be posted here as we near the elections on November 3rd, 2020.
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Texas, as one of the largest states in the US, holds a strong influence during the Presidential primary season. Both the Republican and Democratic primaries take place on the first Super Tuesday, March 3rd. Their early placing on the schedule ensures their votes count when determining the nominee. Gallup classifies Texas as a ‘red leaning state’.
This means that the Texas Republican party has more than a 5 point but less than a 10 point advantage over the Democrats. The state has voted Republican in the last seven presidential elections, has a Republican-controlled state legislature, and the last two out of three governors has been Republican. 24 out of 36 of the state’s House representatives are also Republican.
In our books, this makes the state a solid red state and a safe state for Trump during his 2020 campaign. The primaries in the state of Texas are open, meaning voters can cross party lines if they so choose.
There are 155 delegates at stake for Republicans in Texas. The delegates are awarded proportionally to candidates who meet the 20% minimum threshold. If a candidate earns greater than 50% of the vote, then they will be awarded all 155 delegates. Since Trump is the incumbent Republican President it is likely the Republican Primary nomination will go to him, but if another notable Republican candidate challenges him, it is an open field.
Ted Cruz was the big winner in the Texas Republican primary, earning 43.8% of the votes. He earned 104 delegates, while Trump came in second with 26.7% of the votes and 48 delegates. Rubio was in third place with 17.7% of the votes and 3 delegates earned. Unfortunately, Cruz did not exceed the 50% mark, largely because the conservative vote seems to have been split between himself and Rubio. Despite Cruz’s win in Texas, he withdrew from the presidential race as had Rubio and Kasich.
With 251 delegates up for grabs for the democrat side, many Dem candidates will be battling it out for the Democratic Primary in Texas on March 3rd, 2020. The delegates would be allocated proportionally, with a 15% minimum threshold required to earn any delegates.
Clinton took the win in Texas with 65.2% of the vote and 147 delegates. Sanders earned 75 delegates with his 33.2% of the vote. This was the expected outcome, so no surprises here.
Placing bets on this primary is high risk as which candidates will be included or remain in the race until the end is unclear. Until we obtain more information and campaign develope, we cannot safely say who will win their party’s nomination. Keep up to date on how this race influences the general election through our guide to understanding the 2020 Presidential Election Betting Odds.