Republicans continue to dominate state politics as Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and other statewide officeholders all won re-election Tuesday, but Democrats made gains in the Texas Legislature.
When lawmakers convene in January, 12 more Democrats will have seats in the Texas House of Representatives, reducing the GOP majority from the current 95-55 to 83-67. In the Texas Senate, Democrats flipped two seats, but Republicans will hold a 19-12 majority.
More than 8.3 million Texans voted in the 2018 midterms this year.