Texas Elections: Donald Trump wins Texas, John Cornyn wins another Senate term

[12:12 a.m] With several battleground states still too close to call, President Donald Trump again accused Democrats of attempting to steal the election, without any evidence.

"We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!" the president tweeted before midnight. Twitter quickly flagged the tweet as containing disputed or misleading information about the election.

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Trump's comments came shortly after Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a short speech expressing optimism for his chances of winning. — Rebekah Allen

President Donald Trump defeats Joe Biden in Texas: [11:05 p.m.] President Donald Trump narrowly carried Texas on Tuesday as national results continue to show him and former Vice President Joe Biden in a neck-and-neck race.

The Republican incumbent was poised to win Texas’ 38 electoral votes — 52% to 46.6%, based on returns from early voting, Decision Desk HQ data showed. Early returns don’t include votes cast on Election Day. Polls have shown that Republicans are more likely to vote in person on Election Day than Democrats.

Trump’s margin over Biden marks the second-closest Texas race for the White House. In 1996, GOP nominee Bob Dole beat Bill Clinton by 5 points. Trump prevailed over Hillary Clinton in Texas by 9 points in 2016. — Alex Samuels

Texas Republicans holding ground in battle for state House: [10:10 p.m.] A number of Texas House Republicans were leading against well-financed Democratic challengers in early voting returns shortly after 10 p.m. on Election Day.

In Tarrant County, three GOP incumbents — Matt Krause of Fort Worth, Craig Goldman of Fort Worth and Tony Tinderholt of Arlington — were leading their opponents. In Collin County, Matt Shaheen and Jeff Leach, both of Plano, had narrow leads over their challengers. But in one Houston-area race, state Rep. Sarah Davis, R-Houston, was behind her Democratic challenger, Ann Johnson, by nearly 7 percentage points, according to early vote returns.

Democrats, after flipping a dozen seats in 2018, are nine seats away from leading the 150-member chamber. Dozens of seats are in play across the state, including nine in districts that Democrat Beto O’Rourke won in 2018 that Republicans represent. With the GOP’s majority in the Texas House on the line and Democrats within striking distance of flipping the chamber for the first time in nearly two decades, the stakes of this general election are huge. — Cassandra Pollock and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff.

"We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!" the president tweeted before midnight. Twitter quickly flagged the tweet as containing disputed or misleading information about the election.

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Trump's comments came shortly after Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a short speech expressing optimism for his chances of winning. — Rebekah Allen

President Donald Trump defeats Joe Biden in Texas: [11:05 p.m.] President Donald Trump narrowly carried Texas on Tuesday as national results continue to show him and former Vice President Joe Biden in a neck-and-neck race.

The Republican incumbent was poised to win Texas’ 38 electoral votes — 52% to 46.6%, based on returns from early voting, Decision Desk HQ data showed. Early returns don’t include votes cast on Election Day. Polls have shown that Republicans are more likely to vote in person on Election Day than Democrats.

Trump’s margin over Biden marks the second-closest Texas race for the White House. In 1996, GOP nominee Bob Dole beat Bill Clinton by 5 points. Trump prevailed over Hillary Clinton in Texas by 9 points in 2016. — Alex Samuels

Texas Republicans holding ground in battle for state House: [10:10 p.m.] A number of Texas House Republicans were leading against well-financed Democratic challengers in early voting returns shortly after 10 p.m. on Election Day.

In Tarrant County, three GOP incumbents — Matt Krause of Fort Worth, Craig Goldman of Fort Worth and Tony Tinderholt of Arlington — were leading their opponents. In Collin County, Matt Shaheen and Jeff Leach, both of Plano, had narrow leads over their challengers. But in one Houston-area race, state Rep. Sarah Davis, R-Houston, was behind her Democratic challenger, Ann Johnson, by nearly 7 percentage points, according to early vote returns.

Democrats, after flipping a dozen seats in 2018, are nine seats away from leading the 150-member chamber. Dozens of seats are in play across the state, including nine in districts that Democrat Beto O’Rourke won in 2018 that Republicans represent. With the GOP’s majority in the Texas House on the line and Democrats within striking distance of flipping the chamber for the first time in nearly two decades, the stakes of this general election are huge. — Cassandra Pollock and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff.