Ahead of Tuesday's general election, Texas Democrats talked of winning some races by attracting unlikely voters — people who don't vote or do it infrequently — to the polls. 

But in the end, they attracted fewer voters in 2014 than they did four years ago, when the state population and the number of registered voters were both smaller.

Overall turnout appears to have dropped by around 300,000 from 2010 to 2014. Reminder: This year's numbers are both incomplete and unofficial, as election administrators sort through the results.

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As you can see in the following maps, much of that shrinkage was on the Democratic side of the ledger, with the number of Democratic votes for governor increasing in just nine counties, and only by moderate amounts there.

Republicans shed some voters, too, but not as many as the Democrats did. And they showed voter growth in far more counties.

 
 

 

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