2016 elections

 Emily Albracht/The Texas Tribune

Is Texas really going purple? Our Heat Index will show how competitive your district is.

Is Texas really a swing state? To explore the question, we looked at nearly 20 years of election data to assess the competitiveness of every congressional and legislative district in the state. Take a tour of some of the state's hot spots and then type in your address to find out the lay of the land in your districts.

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 Graphic by Emily Albracht for The Texas Tribune

UT/TT Poll: Texas Republicans down on FBI, Russia investigation

Texas Republican voter opinion turned against the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller even before last week’s mass shooting in a Florida high school and indictments of Russian propagandists who tried to influence American elections, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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 Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune

State's failures led to voter ID problems in 2016

Texas' efforts to enact and enforce the strictest voter ID law in the nation were so plagued by delays, revisions, court interventions and inadequate education that the casting of ballots in the 2016 election was inevitably troubled.

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