Who voted for Trump? Who voted for Biden? Here’s how the vote broke across Houston and Texas

The flag of the state of Texas flaps in the wind in Rosenberg, Texas, in this undated file image.
The flag of the state of Texas flaps in the wind in Rosenberg, Texas, in this undated file image. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Voters in Texas turned out in huge numbers during the election.

Despite polls showing Texas as a battleground state for the presidential race, the Lone Star State’s reputation as reliably red continued in 2020.

President Donald Trump, with 52% of the vote as of Thursday afternoon, trounced former Vice President Joe Biden, who had 46% of the vote.

Candidate

Votes

%

Donald J. Trump*(R)
5,576,21352%
Joseph R. Biden(D)
4,965,68846%
*Incumbent
81.2% of Precincts Reporting

(7,754 / 9,554)

However, the six-point margin of the 2020 presidential race in Texas is a bit tighter than the nine-point margin between Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016.

How the Houston area voted

Harris and Fort Bend counties were indeed Biden country in 2020, but they were surrounded by a sea of red.

Candidate

Votes

%

Joseph R. Biden(D)
918,19356%
Donald J. Trump*(R)
700,63043%
Jo Jorgensen(L)
16,8191%
Howie Hawkins(G)
5,1290%
*Incumbent
100% of Precincts Reporting

(797 / 797)

Candidate

Votes

%

Donald J. Trump*(R)
89,93958%
Joseph R. Biden(D)
61,78040%
Jo Jorgensen(L)
1,8561%
Howie Hawkins(G)
4170%
*Incumbent
0% of Precincts Reporting

(0 / 0)

Candidate

Votes

%

Joseph R. Biden(D)
195,55255%
Donald J. Trump*(R)
157,71844%
Jo Jorgensen(L)
3,0281%
Howie Hawkins(G)
1,0910%
*Incumbent
100% of Precincts Reporting

(164 / 164)

Candidate

Votes

%

Donald J. Trump*(R)
93,91161%
Joseph R. Biden(D)
58,84238%
Jo Jorgensen(L)
1,9131%
Howie Hawkins(G)
3930%
*Incumbent
87.2% of Precincts Reporting

(82 / 94)

Candidate

Votes

%

Donald J. Trump*(R)
193,22471%
Joseph R. Biden(D)
74,25527%
Jo Jorgensen(L)
3,1611%
Howie Hawkins(G)
5220%
*Incumbent
0% of Precincts Reporting

(0 / 0)

How Texas voted

For the most part, both Democrats and Republicans held on to places that have been reliably in their columns. However, there were some surprises in Texas on election night, especially in southern and western Texas.

Profile of a Texas voter

Data collected by the Associated Press helps build a profile of the average Texas voter and how he or she voted.


About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.