Speed Reads

2020 election

Trump projected to win Texas

President Trump will capture Texas' 38 electoral votes, The Associated Press and Politico project.

The state, home to the second largest haul of Electoral College votes in the country, typically goes for Republican candidates. But 2018's close race between Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz (D-Texas), combined with polling pointing toward a possible win for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, suggested it could've gone in Democrats' favor. Neither Trump nor Biden spent much time campaigning in the state.

A win in Texas for Biden would've surely shored up an Electoral College victory, but now Biden must count on the Rust Belt and potentially Georgia if he wants to win.