In 2020, a net gain of nine seats was needed to flip the State House and build the governing power needed for lasting change in Texas. We came close.
Thanks in part to the support of The States Project Giving Circles, just 11,000 out of about 11 million total voters would have had to flip to hand over control of the chamber, representing just 0.1% of all votes cast in Texas. In these close races, polling error was the difference between achieving the sweep and coming up short, but the narrow margins show exactly how close the minority came to picking up seats in 2020.
to help lay the groundwork for change in states like Texas now!
In our first year working electorally in Texas, TSP helped defend the ground gained in 2016; +12 in the State House and came within one percent of the vote needed to flip the chamber.