So sez Colin Woodard.
Just look how similarly the large urban areas of Texas are behaving compared to the rest of the state! Even Tarrant County is trending blue.
Source: The New York Times
The 6 counties listed on the bar graph comprise 45% of the 2018 Senate vote.
What really happened in Texas? (FiveThirtyEight. 11/14/2018)
As Democrats yearn to make Texas a swing state in 2020, they will be helped by major population growth in and around the state’s cities. The rising population of these metro areas combined with record turnout for a midterm, changed the electoral balance of the state in 2018 and may continue to shift it in the next few years.
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