Texans went to the polls on Tuesday and for the most part, things went as expected. With new district maps, drawn last year, there were little to no surprises. Here is a brief recap:
Of the 17 million registered voters in Texas, just over 8 million Texans, or 47%, of voters turned out. While a good showing, this was down slightly over the 53% turnout in the last midterm election. In the November 2020 general election, which featured a Presidential election, voter turnout in Texas was 79%.
There is no doubt that Texas will continue to be solidly controlled by the republican party. All five top statewide republicans won by larger than 10% margin over their democratic opponents. Three republican Supreme Court Justices up for reelection were easy winners and will serve another term on our highest court. Barring a potential recount in South Texas, the Texas Senate will be controlled by Republicans by a margin of 19-12, with 6 freshman members. The Texas House will remain essentially the same at 86-64 Republican including 28 freshman members.
IIAT participated in 142 of 192 possible races through our Political Action Committee, IMPACT, and we were successful in 97% of those races. By supporting the winning candidates, IIAT and the IMPACT Board of Directors are being good stewards of your IMPACT contributions! Thanks for putting your trust in us!