Local/state results: Clinton leads in Dallas but falls short in Texas overall

Early election results show Donald Trump leading Texas with 51.42 percent and Hillary Clinton at 44.86 percent, but Dallas County is leaning blue as expected.

The Texas Tribune called the state in favor of Trump and projects that he will win almost 53 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 43 percent. This is less than in 2012 when 57 percent of the state voted for Mitt Romney and 41 percent voted for President Obama.

It was close in Texas early on in the night with Texas appearing blue several times according to The New York Times live results map.

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Live from the newsroom: Texas briefly appeared blue around 7:23 p.m. and flip-flopped several times after that. Photo credit: India Pougher

Clinton has held a substantial lead in Dallas since the county released its early poll results. Out of 591,859 votes Clinton received 60.99 percent while Trump received 35.47 percent. So far these results are sticking to tradition, as Dallas showed a majority in Obama’s favor with 57 percent against Mitt Romney’s 41.5 percent in 2012, and 57 percent for Obama against John McCain’s 42 percent in 2008. Trump holds leads in Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties, while Clinton leads Dallas, Harris, Bexar and Travis counties.

Dallas County is currently a lone blue spot in North Texas. Meanwhile neighboring Tarrant County results show voters in favor of Trump at 52.8 percent, with Clinton trailing at 42.77 percent.

Tarrant County voters are also largely for the building of the new Texas Rangers stadium at a citywide tax of $500 million. So far 60.17 percent of Arlington voters have voted in favor of the new construction.

The Dallas County sheriff’s election has also been largely predictable thus far. Incumbent, Lupe Valdez is leading with 58.96 percent of the vote. She has been sheriff since 2005.

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