Live results: 2020 Texas Democratic presidential primary

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020 at 10:55 a.m. EDT

Former vice president Joe Biden capped a stunning wave of Super Tuesday victories by winning the Texas Democratic primary, which awards the third-largest batch of delegates in the country: 228. This was a state that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hoped to win, thanks to anticipated support among Latino voters. Exit polls showed that 3 out of ten Texas Democratic voters identified themselves as Hispanic, and of those, Sanders got half. But Biden won strong support among African American voters and late deciders and consolidated support among moderate and somewhat liberal voters, according to the exit polls. He is likely to share evenly with Sanders or win a slight majority of the state's delegates.

Once a reliable Republican stronghold, the Lone Star State has changing demographics and an energized and growing Democratic electorate that flipped two congressional seats and 12 state House seats.

Additional delegates will be allocated as vote totals are finalized.

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El Paso

Dallas

Houston

LEAD/WON

Biden

Sanders

Bloomberg

Warren

Tie

CandidateVotes Pct.Del.
Joe BidenBidenCheck
725,59334.6%102
Bernie SandersSanders
626,38829.990
Michael BloombergBloomberg
300,64614.47
Elizabeth WarrenWarren
239,24411.45
Pete ButtigiegButtigieg
82,6863.90
Amy KlobucharKlobuchar
43,3062.10
Julian CastroCastro
16,6890.80
Tom SteyerSteyer
13,9480.70
Michael BennetBennet
10,3240.50
Tulsi GabbardGabbard
8,6880.40
Andrew YangYang
6,6750.30
Cory BookerBooker
4,9410.20
Marianne WilliamsonWilliamson
3,9180.20
John DelaneyDelaney
3,2800.20
Deval PatrickPatrick
1,3030.10
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Total votes from 100% of precincts2,094,607

Subunit-level results

The three most populous counties in the state are Harris, home to Houston; Dallas, home to the city with the same name; and Tarrant, one of the most Republican-leaning counties in the country. The capital city of Austin and the University of Texas are both in Travis County.

Key countiesBidenSandersBloombergWarrenButtigiegKlobucharSteyerBookerGabbardYangCastroBennetDelaneyWilliamsonPatrick
Bexar49,55257,05126,23121,1937,4374,1441,2781915684763,274232829943
Collin30,12825,62811,2779,6314,5102,133516742673377145273118
Dallas98,19264,84232,70223,8589,1403,5082,2951,3115764684461,8866221,37048
Denton22,05422,3018,1668,3783,6301,653447742451945762213717
El Paso19,36324,85114,0904,1982,3321,1332188936822459430526113386
Fort Bend29,21918,29710,4686,0682,2291,20445348939733415292494436
Harris121,86692,15847,45935,89110,5006,0812,0695951,0029196992,636380343309
Hidalgo15,89316,75115,1183,8771,7476111712487193092,3967705912076
Montgomery9,9956,4833,7492,8391,312795141211236627262128
Tarrant59,26747,50619,27315,1586,3163,0119582373893355621,265243330125
Travis53,29784,22418,75950,01210,4215,196801136797590212125208516
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Candidate performance maps

Here’s where the top candidates racked up their vote totals across the state.

Biden

Austin

El Paso

Dallas

Houston

Sanders

Austin

El Paso

Dallas

Houston

Exit poll results

See the strengths and weaknesses of each Democratic candidate according to a survey of voters as they exited randomly selected precincts in each state. Exit poll results will be updated as vote tallies are reported.

Sex

Men
44% OF VOTERS

Biden

33

Sanders

34

33

Women
56%

33

27

40

Race

White
45% OF VOTERS

Biden

28

Sanders

30

42

Black
20%

58

15

27

Hispanic/Latino
32%

26

39

35

Asian
2%

16

55

29

Other
2%
Not enough respondents to break down details.

Age

18-29
15% OF VOTERS

Biden

13

Sanders

58

29

30-44
22%

20

42

38

45-64
38%

42

21

37

65+
25%

43

16

41

Party self-identification

Democrats
72% OF VOTERS

Biden

36

Sanders

28

36

Republicans
3%
Not enough respondents to break down details.
Independents or something else
25%

23

39

38

Education

College graduate
40% OF VOTERS

Biden

30

Sanders

28

42

No college degree
60%

35

32

33

When did you decide?

In the last few days
24% OF VOTERS

Biden

45

Sanders

16

39

Decided before last few days
76%

29

33

38

Ideology

Very liberal
24% OF VOTERS

Biden

19

Sanders

48

33

Somewhat liberal
33%

36

28

36

Moderate or conservative
43%

39

23

38

Most important issue in vote

Health care
47% OF VOTERS

Biden

34

Sanders

32

34

Climate change
16%

31

29

40

Race relations
14%

42

25

33

Income inequality
19%

26

32

42

Rather nominate a candidate who...

Can beat Donald Trump
57% OF VOTERS

Biden

38

Sanders

24

38

Agrees with you on major issues
40%

26

41

33

How do you feel about replacing all private health insurance with a single government plan for everyone?

Support
64% OF VOTERS

Biden

25

Sanders

39

36

Oppose
33%

46

13

41

Is your opinion of socialism...

Favorable
56% OF VOTERS

Biden

24

Sanders

41

35

Unfavorable
37%

44

15

41

By Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Madison Dong, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Jason Holt, Isabelle Lavandero, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler

Additional contributions from Emily Guskin and Scott Clement

Sources: Edison Research, Exit polls are results from a survey of voters as they entered randomly selected voting sites in Alabama, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia on primary day, March 3. Colorado results are based on a phone survey of early voters; polls in California, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas include phone interviews with early voters. The poll was conducted by Edison Media Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations. Results for typical characteristics have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.