Trump secures Texas and its 38 electoral votes


AUSTIN (KXAN) — President Donald Trump is projected to win Texas over Democratic candidate Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press.

Just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, 52.2% of the counted votes were for Trump. He gained the state’s 38 electoral votes, one for each of its 36 congressmembers and two for each of its two senators. The math comes out to about one vote for every 763,000 Texans.

Texas is reliably red. The last time the state voted for a Democratic presidential candidate was in 1976.

Trump gave remarks early Wednesday morning, saying he appreciates the “tremendous support” from the American people.

“We won Texas by 700,000 votes,” he said.

Trump also said Gov. Greg Abbott called him to congratulate him on winning the state.

Biden also spoke earlier in the night, shortly after winning Minnesota. He asked voters to be patient in the wake of unprecedented voting numbers this year.

“It’s not over until every vote is counted,” Biden said.

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