The Electoral Voting history of the great state of Texas
With the population exodus from Blue State havens such as California, New York, Illinois, and New Jersey, Texas has been the recipient of two Electoral Votes since the 2020 census due to the influx of people searching for greener (lower-cost) pastures since the COVID-19 period. As such, its Electoral power is growing while the state moves up to challenge stalwart California in this regard. Republicans have claimed the state 55% of the time since 1960; the last time Democrats collected the state's Electoral prize was back in 1976.
All data is from 1960 to the present day (covering what we term to be the 'Modern Voter') and focuses solely on the Democratic and Republican party results during that span.
* The states with the highest success rates selecting U.S. President are Ohio and Nevada, the pair having picked the winning candidate in 14 of the last 16 (87.5%) national elections since 1960. Those states / districts (such as Washington, D.C.) voting strictly along party lines will generally have a poorer success rate.
** Strength Trending is not a measure of total number votes available to any one party in a given state but rather overarching trending patterns observed within the last three presidential election cycles.
1) 3rd Party votes / victories are not taken into account as the sole focus of this site is on the Democratic and Republican parties.
2) Pop = Population; These figures are derived from publicly available census figures.
3) D = Democrat/Democratic; R = Republican.
4) D+R Votes = total number of Democratic and Republican votes cast in the presidential election for that year.
5) EC = Electoral College; ECVs = Electoral College Votes.