(CNN Spanish) — The Texas gubernatorial race pits Republican Greg Abbott, the current governor, against Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke. Abbott will remain in office. Here’s a look at the results of that election and the race for the Congress.
Greg Abbott wins re-election
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has won a third term, CNN Project, trailing former Representative Beto O’Rourke in a matchup in which Democrats were expected to challenge decades of Republican dominance in Austin.
Abbott, 64, has been the governor of Texas since 2015 and won the Republican Party internal this year with 66.5% of the vote. In recent months he has been trying to bolster right-wing voters with a law that prohibits abortion in the state and other laws that allow the carrying of weapons without a special permit.
The Republican, a fierce critic of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, began sending hundreds of volunteer migrants on buses to Washington and New York earlier this year.
On the other side of the race was 50-year-old Beto O’Rourke, who has been councilor and mayor of El Paso, as well as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, and won the Democratic nominee for governor with 91.4%. Vote.
In the 2020 Democratic primary, O’Rourke was in favor of confiscating assault rifles held by the population, a measure opposed by right-wing voters. On the other hand, in her first television campaign ad, O’Rourke questioned Abbott’s restrictive abortion laws, warning that “women will die.”
Read full profiles of candidates for governor of Texas here.
Results of elections to the House of Representatives
This Tuesday, 38 delegates from Texas — a traditionally conservative state — were elected to the United States House of Representatives, voting for a total of more than 200 terms.
Texas is one of the states with the highest percentage of Hispanics eligible to vote in the entire country. There, as in California, Hispanics represent about a third of eligible citizens to vote and are, in both cases, the second largest racial or ethnic group.
Henry Kueller, the only House Democrat to vote against abortion rights, will win re-election for Texas’ 28th congressional district, CNN projects.
Democratic Representative Vicente Gonzalez will defeat Republican Representative Myra Flores in the 34th District of Texas, CNN projects.
View state results for the House of Representatives here.