Presidential Race

This is a Light Red state that voted for Trump in 2016, but is demographically moving towards becoming a “Blue” Democratic-leaning state. We can win this state for Biden in 2020.

stateVoted_for_TrumpVoted_for_ClintonDid_Not_Vote
Texas4,685,0473,877,868 8,479,684
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

Trump won this state in 2016 with 9.0% more votes than Hillary Clinton, or roughly 800,000 votes out of more than 8.5 million votes cast in the state. Almost the same number of Texans did not vote at all in that election, including as many as 1.5 million young people, aged 18-25, or nearly twice the number that could have changed the outcome of that election in Texas in 2016.

stateTrump_Won_Byunder_25_didnt_votedTurned_18_Since_2016
Texas807,1791,481,000 1,536,185
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016, Table 4c
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

If you live in Texas, your vote is critical to our survival. Voting for a third party or not voting at all is the same is giving your vote to Trump in this state.

stateTrump_Won_ByVoted_for_SteinVoted_for_Johnson
Texas807,17971,558283,492
Source: Federal Election Commission, Election Results 2016
https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/federalelections2016.pdf

AND, you can help win this state for all of us by encouraging a friend, relative, colleague, former neighbor, or somebody else you know to vote, and to vote for our survival, at this election.

Register to vote:

stateRegistration_by_MailRegistration_OnlineRegistration_in_Person
TexasOct. 5N/AOct. 5

Vote by mail:

stateDeadline_to_ApplyDeadline_to_MailDeadline_to_be_Received
TexasOct. 23November 3

Click here for more ideas and help in convincing a friend or relative to vote.

Senate Race

Mary Jennings Hegar is the Democratic challenger running against incumbent Republican Senator, John Cornyn. This was not considered a seat the Democrats could win until polls in early October showed Hegar rapidly closing the gap with a real chance of beating Cornyn.

In response, John Cornyn has tried to distance himself from Donald Trump. However, according to the fivethirtyeight congressional vote tracker, 95.1% of Cornyn’s votes in the Senate have been in line with President Trump’s positions. In reality, a vote for John Cornyn is a vote for Mitch McConnell maintaining control of the Senate and preventing a Biden administration from enacting most of its legislation.

A vote for Mary Jennings Hegar is a vote for survival!

House Races

The best we can hope for in 2020 at the Presidential and Senate levels is to get rid of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell so that we will at least survive the next four years. But in the medium term, we need to elect politicians who support the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, the Nuclear Ban Treaty and other real, sustainable solutions to the global threats facing us all.

Luckily, we already have over 100 such politicians in the House of Representatives. We need to make sure they get re-elected, and we need to elect more of them!

If you live in US Congressional District 10, you have an opportunity at this election to vote for a new progressive candidate for the House of Representatives, Mike Siegel!

Texas District 10 – Mike Siegel for US Congress

Mike Siegel believes in healthcare for all, protecting the right to vote, education as the key, a Green New Deal, expanding labor rights, police and criminal reform, housing for all, gun reform, LGBTQIA rights and putting an end to crushing college debt.




And if you live in one of these other US Congressional Districts, you have an incumbent Democrat who is already a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to support for re-election!

District 16 – Escobar

District 18 – Jackson-Lee

District 29 – Garcia

District 30 – Johnson

District 35 – Doggett