Cruz squeezes by with a win; Harris County GOP suffers

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Harris County’s straight ballot totals for this year’s election leaned staggeringly to the left, with Democrats having 55% of the straight vote, and Republicans holding 44%. In comparison, the straight totals from 2012 were almost exactly even, with just 0.44% separating the two parties.

This trend to vote straight democrat did not affect major state-wide elections, such as Cruz-Beto or the gubernatorial race between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Lupe Valdez, but it did greatly affect local elections. 

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