United States presidential election in Texas, 2004

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United States presidential election in Texas, 2004
Texas
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  George-W-Bush.jpeg John F. Kerry.jpg
Nominee George W. Bush John Kerry
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Massachusetts
Running mate Dick Cheney John Edwards
Electoral vote 34 0
Popular vote 4,526,917 2,832,704
Percentage 61.1% 38.2%

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County Results
  Kerry—70-80%
  Kerry—60-70%
  Kerry—50-60%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%
  Bush—70-80%
  Bush—80-90%
  Bush—>90%

President before election

George W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2004 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 2, 2004 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 2004 United States presidential election. Voters chose 34 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Texas was won by incumbent President George W. Bush by a 22.9% margin of victory. Prior to the election, all 12 news organizations considered Texas as a safe red state for President Bush. The Lonestar State is a Republican stronghold and the home state of incumbent President George W. Bush. Texas has not voted for a Democratic candidate in a U.S. presidential election since Jimmy Carter's victory in 1976.

Primaries[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Predictions[edit]

There were 12 news organizations who made state by state predictions of the election. Here are their last predictions before election day.[1]

  1. D.C. Political Report: Solid Republican
  2. Associated Press: Solid Bush
  3. CNN: Bush
  4. Cook Political Report: Solid Republican
  5. Newsweek: Solid Bush
  6. New York Times: Solid Bush
  7. Rasmussen Reports: Bush
  8. Research 2000: Solid Bush
  9. Washington Post: Bush
  10. Washington Times: Solid Bush
  11. Zogby International: Bush
  12. Washington Dispatch: Bush

Polling[edit]

Bush won every single pre-election poll, and won each with at least 55% of the vote and a double digit margin of victory. The final 3 polls averaged Bush leading 59% to 37%.[2]

Fundraising[edit]

Bush raised $23,776,943.[3] Kerry raised $5,554,831.[4]

Advertising and visits[edit]

Neither campaign advertised or visited this state during the fall election.[5][6]

Analysis[edit]

Texas, located in the South, has become a consistently Republican state at all levels. Economically and racially diverse, Texas includes a huge swath of the Bible Belt where many voters, especially those in rural Texas, identify as born-again or evangelical Christians and therefore tend to vote Republican due to the party's opposition to abortion and gay rights. Although once part of the Solid South, the last time Texas voted for a Democratic presidential nominee was Jimmy Carter in 1976. George Bush achieved his party's best result in Texas since Ronald Reagan's second landslide in 1984.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Texas, 2004
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Party George W. Bush 4,526,917 61.1% 34
Democratic John Kerry 2,832,704 38.4% 0
Libertarian Michael Badnarik 38,787 0.5% 0
Write In Ralph Nader 9,159 0.1% 0
Write In Michael Peroutka 1,636 0.0% 0
Write In David Cobb 1,014 0.0% 0
Write In Walt Brown 111 0.0% 0
Totals - 100.00% 34
Voter turnout (Voting age population) 46.7%

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Bush% Bush# Kerry% Kerry# Others% Others# Total
Anderson 70.7% 11,525 28.7% 4,678 0.6% 98 16,301
Andrews 84.6% 3,837 14.9% 677 0.5% 22 4,536
Angelina 66.7% 18,932 32.8% 9,302 0.5% 130 28,364
Aransas 70.9% 6,569 28.5% 2,640 0.6% 59 9,268
Archer 79.9% 3,556 19.7% 878 0.4% 17 4,451
Armstrong 82.7% 830 16.9% 170 0.4% 4 1,004
Atascosa 63.0% 7,635 36.5% 4,421 0.5% 60 12,116
Austin 75.4% 8,072 24.1% 2,582 0.4% 48 10,702
Bailey 78.0% 1,882 21.8% 525 0.2% 5 2,412
Bandera 79.3% 6,933 19.9% 1,738 0.8% 70 8,741
Bastrop 56.7% 13,290 41.8% 9,794 1.5% 357 23,441
Baylor 71.3% 1,169 28.5% 467 0.2% 4 1,640
Bee 57.0% 5,428 42.5% 4,045 0.5% 45 9,518
Bell 65.4% 52,135 34.1% 27,165 0.5% 424 79,724
Bexar 54.8% 260,698 44.4% 210,976 0.8% 3,640 475,314
Blanco 71.5% 3,277 27.6% 1,267 0.9% 40 4,584
Borden 84.4% 303 15.3% 55 0.3% 1 359
Bosque 75.6% 5,737 23.9% 1,815 0.4% 34 7,586
Bowie 64.5% 21,791 35.2% 11,880 0.3% 89 33,760
Brazoria 68.3% 63,662 31.0% 28,904 0.7% 682 93,248
Brazos 69.2% 37,594 29.7% 16,128 1.1% 587 54,309
Brewster 52.7% 1,980 46.0% 1,729 1.4% 51 3,760
Briscoe 76.4% 620 23.6% 191 0.0% 0 811
Brooks 31.6% 845 68.2% 1,823 0.2% 6 2,674
Brown 81.7% 11,640 17.7% 2,523 0.6% 90 14,253
Burleson 65.5% 4,405 33.9% 2,276 0.6% 40 6,721
Burnet 72.8% 11,456 26.3% 4,147 0.9% 139 15,742
Caldwell 55.5% 6,436 43.6% 5,052 0.9% 99 11,587
Calhoun 62.8% 4,348 37.0% 2,561 0.3% 20 6,929
Callahan 80.3% 4,542 19.0% 1,073 0.7% 39 5,654
Cameron 50.3% 34,801 49.2% 33,998 0.5% 357 69,156
Camp 59.4% 2,638 40.1% 1,778 0.5% 23 4,439
Carson 83.2% 2,450 16.5% 485 0.3% 9 2,944
Cass 61.3% 7,383 38.4% 4,630 0.3% 36 12,049
Castro 73.8% 1,794 26.0% 631 0.2% 5 2,430
Chambers 74.0% 8,618 25.3% 2,953 0.7% 78 11,649
Cherokee 71.5% 11,329 28.0% 4,439 0.4% 71 15,839
Childress 76.0% 1,629 23.8% 511 0.2% 4 2,144
Clay 75.1% 3,971 24.6% 1,299 0.3% 18 5,288
Cochran 77.1% 856 22.4% 249 0.5% 5 1,110
Coke 83.1% 1,338 16.5% 266 0.4% 6 1,610
Coleman 79.3% 3,035 20.3% 778 0.3% 13 3,826
Collin 71.2% 174,435 28.1% 68,935 0.7% 1,784 245,154
Collingsworth 75.2% 1,051 24.7% 346 0.1% 1 1,398
Colorado 71.4% 5,488 28.1% 2,161 0.5% 41 7,690
Comal 76.9% 31,574 22.3% 9,153 0.8% 316 41,043
Comanche 72.4% 3,813 27.2% 1,431 0.5% 24 5,268
Concho 76.4% 911 22.6% 270 1.0% 12 1,193
Cooke 78.8% 11,908 20.8% 3,142 0.4% 57 15,107
Coryell 70.5% 12,421 29.1% 5,122 0.5% 82 17,625
Cottle 71.5% 549 27.9% 214 0.7% 5 768
Crane 83.5% 1,314 16.1% 254 0.4% 6 1,574
Crockett 72.2% 1,248 27.4% 473 0.4% 7 1,728
Crosby 72.4% 1,647 27.3% 622 0.3% 6 2,275
Culberson 51.6% 407 47.6% 375 0.8% 6 788
Dallam 82.7% 1,473 17.1% 305 0.2% 4 1,782
Dallas 50.3% 346,246 49.0% 336,641 0.7% 4,822 687,709
Dawson 75.2% 3,419 24.5% 1,114 0.3% 12 4,545
Deaf Smith 78.2% 4,139 21.4% 1,133 0.4% 19 5,291
Delta 69.5% 1,447 30.1% 627 0.4% 8 2,082
Denton 70.0% 140,891 29.5% 59,346 0.6% 1,173 201,410
DeWitt 75.8% 5,100 23.9% 1,610 0.3% 22 6,732
Dickens 76.7% 815 23.0% 245 0.3% 3 1,063
Dimmit 33.3% 1,188 66.3% 2,365 0.4% 13 3,566
Donley 80.1% 1,429 19.6% 349 0.3% 6 1,784
Duval 28.4% 1,160 71.3% 2,916 0.4% 15 4,091
Eastland 76.5% 5,249 23.1% 1,582 0.4% 26 6,857
Ector 75.7% 27,502 23.6% 8,579 0.6% 229 36,310
Edwards 77.4% 745 22.5% 217 0.1% 1 963
Ellis 74.5% 34,602 25.1% 11,640 0.4% 202 46,444
El Paso 43.2% 73,261 56.1% 95,142 0.7% 1,170 169,573
Erath 77.4% 9,506 22.1% 2,710 0.5% 65 12,281
Falls 58.5% 3,454 41.1% 2,427 0.4% 21 5,902
Fannin 66.0% 7,893 33.5% 4,001 0.6% 66 11,960
Fayette 72.4% 7,527 27.0% 2,803 0.6% 67 10,397
Fisher 60.4% 1,161 39.4% 758 0.2% 4 1,923
Floyd 78.6% 2,032 21.1% 545 0.3% 7 2,584
Foard 59.1% 347 40.0% 235 0.9% 5 587
Fort Bend 57.4% 93,625 42.1% 68,722 0.5% 822 163,169
Franklin 75.5% 3,185 24.0% 1,011 0.5% 21 4,217
Freestone 70.6% 5,057 28.9% 2,070 0.5% 34 7,161
Frio 50.7% 1,991 49.1% 1,931 0.2% 8 3,930
Gaines 85.0% 3,540 14.6% 608 0.4% 16 4,164
Galveston 57.8% 61,290 41.4% 43,919 0.7% 772 105,981
Garza 81.7% 1,480 18.0% 326 0.3% 6 1,812
Gillespie 80.5% 9,297 18.2% 2,104 1.3% 152 11,553
Glasscock 91.6% 488 8.3% 44 0.2% 1 533
Goliad 64.8% 2,267 34.8% 1,219 0.4% 15 3,501
Gonzales 71.3% 4,291 28.4% 1,709 0.4% 22 6,022
Gray 84.7% 7,260 15.0% 1,289 0.3% 23 8,572
Grayson 69.3% 30,777 30.3% 13,452 0.4% 194 44,423
Gregg 70.6% 29,939 29.0% 12,306 0.4% 153 42,398
Grimes 65.5% 5,263 33.8% 2,713 0.7% 54 8,030
Guadalupe 72.8% 28,208 26.6% 10,290 0.7% 254 38,752
Hale 79.0% 8,025 20.5% 2,078 0.5% 51 10,154
Hall 67.3% 860 32.3% 413 0.3% 4 1,277
Hamilton 76.6% 2,856 22.7% 845 0.8% 29 3,730
Hansford 88.6% 1,903 11.2% 240 0.2% 4 2,147
Hardeman 71.3% 1,214 28.2% 480 0.5% 8 1,702
Hardin 72.6% 15,030 27.1% 5,608 0.3% 72 20,710
Harris 54.8% 584,723 44.6% 475,865 0.7% 7,380 1,067,968
Harrison 62.8% 16,473 36.8% 9,642 0.4% 108 26,223
Hartley 84.3% 1,736 15.3% 315 0.4% 8 2,059
Haskell 63.7% 1,539 35.9% 867 0.4% 10 2,416
Hays 56.5% 27,021 42.1% 20,110 1.4% 692 47,823
Hemphill 84.0% 1,380 15.6% 257 0.4% 6 1,643
Henderson 70.1% 20,210 29.5% 8,505 0.5% 134 28,849
Hidalgo 44.8% 50,931 54.9% 62,369 0.3% 383 113,683
Hill 70.7% 9,225 28.7% 3,751 0.6% 77 13,053
Hockley 81.3% 6,160 18.3% 1,385 0.4% 32 7,577
Hood 76.5% 16,280 22.8% 4,865 0.7% 148 21,293
Hopkins 71.1% 8,582 28.5% 3,443 0.3% 37 12,062
Houston 66.4% 5,848 33.2% 2,921 0.4% 37 8,806
Howard 73.3% 7,480 26.1% 2,663 0.6% 58 10,201
Hudspeth 65.1% 577 34.1% 302 0.8% 7 886
Hunt 71.2% 20,065 28.3% 7,971 0.6% 158 28,194
Hutchinson 83.7% 7,839 16.0% 1,503 0.3% 27 9,369
Irion 82.6% 684 17.0% 141 0.4% 3 828
Jack 79.0% 2,470 20.6% 643 0.4% 13 3,126
Jackson 74.2% 3,766 25.5% 1,296 0.3% 15 5,077
Jasper 64.8% 8,347 34.7% 4,471 0.4% 55 12,873
Jeff Davis 65.5% 764 32.4% 378 2.1% 25 1,167
Jefferson 48.4% 44,423 51.2% 47,066 0.4% 377 91,866
Jim Hogg 34.5% 712 65.1% 1,344 0.4% 9 2,065
Jim Wells 45.8% 5,817 53.8% 6,824 0.4% 50 12,691
Johnson 73.4% 34,818 26.0% 12,325 0.6% 279 47,422
Jones 71.7% 4,254 28.0% 1,658 0.3% 19 5,931
Karnes 66.6% 3,114 33.0% 1,543 0.3% 16 4,673
Kaufman 70.2% 21,304 29.5% 8,947 0.4% 115 30,366
Kendall 81.3% 11,434 18.0% 2,532 0.8% 106 14,072
Kenedy 48.5% 82 50.3% 85 1.2% 2 169
Kent 73.2% 382 26.4% 138 0.4% 2 522
Kerr 77.8% 16,538 21.4% 4,557 0.7% 151 21,246
Kimble 81.6% 1,482 17.8% 324 0.6% 10 1,816
King 87.8% 137 11.5% 18 0.6% 1 156
Kinney 65.7% 1,051 33.9% 542 0.4% 7 1,600
Kleberg 53.8% 5,366 45.6% 4,550 0.6% 57 9,973
Knox 69.7% 1,081 29.9% 464 0.5% 7 1,552
Lamar 69.0% 12,054 30.6% 5,338 0.4% 78 17,470
Lamb 79.8% 3,410 20.1% 857 0.1% 4 4,271
Lampasas 77.2% 5,422 22.7% 1,593 0.1% 10 7,025
La Salle 44.3% 989 55.1% 1,229 0.5% 12 2,230
Lavaca 73.1% 5,974 26.3% 2,152 0.6% 51 8,177
Lee 68.3% 4,160 31.2% 1,899 0.5% 29 6,088
Leon 73.9% 5,023 25.8% 1,754 0.3% 22 6,799
Liberty 68.3% 14,821 31.3% 6,780 0.4% 90 21,691
Limestone 64.3% 5,028 35.2% 2,752 0.5% 38 7,818
Lipscomb 85.8% 1,147 13.8% 184 0.4% 6 1,337
Live Oak 74.9% 3,147 24.7% 1,036 0.4% 18 4,201
Llano 75.7% 7,241 23.6% 2,257 0.7% 65 9,563
Loving 81.3% 65 15.0% 12 3.8% 3 80
Lubbock 75.3% 70,135 24.1% 22,472 0.6% 544 93,151
Lynn 78.2% 1,776 21.6% 490 0.2% 5 2,271
McCulloch 76.6% 2,465 23.1% 745 0.3% 10 3,220
McLennan 65.7% 52,090 33.8% 26,760 0.5% 404 79,254
McMullen 82.8% 467 16.8% 95 0.4% 2 564
Madison 69.2% 2,837 30.1% 1,235 0.7% 29 4,101
Marion 56.1% 2,441 43.3% 1,884 0.5% 23 4,348
Martin 83.8% 1,514 15.9% 288 0.3% 5 1,807
Mason 77.0% 1,600 22.1% 459 0.9% 18 2,077
Matagorda 64.8% 8,119 34.8% 4,355 0.4% 47 12,521
Maverick 40.1% 4,025 59.3% 5,948 0.6% 61 10,034
Medina 70.1% 10,389 29.2% 4,322 0.8% 115 14,826
Menard 69.0% 761 30.0% 331 1.0% 11 1,103
Midland 81.6% 36,585 17.9% 8,005 0.5% 244 44,834
Milam 60.2% 5,291 39.2% 3,445 0.5% 47 8,783
Mills 80.4% 1,794 18.6% 416 0.9% 21 2,231
Mitchell 74.7% 1,912 25.0% 639 0.3% 7 2,558
Montague 74.8% 5,910 24.6% 1,946 0.5% 41 7,897
Montgomery 78.1% 104,654 21.4% 28,628 0.5% 706 133,988
Moore 81.8% 4,601 17.9% 1,009 0.3% 18 5,628
Morris 53.4% 2,818 46.2% 2,437 0.4% 23 5,278
Motley 82.5% 564 16.5% 113 1.0% 7 684
Nacogdoches 66.0% 14,160 33.3% 7,152 0.7% 154 21,466
Navarro 66.8% 10,715 32.8% 5,259 0.4% 60 16,034
Newton 55.4% 3,159 44.1% 2,513 0.5% 28 5,700
Nolan 70.4% 3,722 29.1% 1,541 0.5% 26 5,289
Nueces 56.8% 59,359 42.5% 44,439 0.7% 762 104,560
Ochiltree 92.0% 2,922 7.9% 251 0.1% 4 3,177
Oldham 87.0% 733 12.8% 108 0.2% 2 843
Orange 63.6% 20,292 36.0% 11,476 0.4% 140 31,908
Palo Pinto 71.3% 7,137 28.1% 2,816 0.6% 61 10,014
Panola 70.2% 7,021 29.6% 2,958 0.3% 28 10,007
Parker 77.6% 31,795 21.9% 8,966 0.5% 196 40,957
Parmer 85.6% 2,375 14.0% 389 0.3% 9 2,773
Pecos 71.5% 3,167 28.0% 1,242 0.4% 19 4,428
Polk 66.1% 13,778 33.4% 6,964 0.5% 104 20,846
Potter 73.7% 21,401 25.8% 7,489 0.6% 166 29,056
Presidio 37.8% 715 61.3% 1,159 0.8% 16 1,890
Rains 70.9% 2,998 28.7% 1,213 0.4% 18 4,229
Randall 83.4% 40,520 16.2% 7,849 0.4% 218 48,587
Reagan 83.6% 956 16.1% 184 0.3% 3 1,143
Real 79.9% 1,314 19.8% 325 0.4% 6 1,645
Red River 61.5% 3,379 38.2% 2,097 0.3% 14 5,490
Reeves 52.3% 1,777 47.1% 1,600 0.5% 18 3,395
Refugio 64.0% 2,212 35.7% 1,232 0.3% 11 3,455
Roberts 90.9% 461 9.1% 46 0.0% 0 507
Robertson 55.8% 3,792 43.8% 2,979 0.4% 24 6,795
Rockwall 78.7% 20,120 20.8% 5,320 0.6% 141 25,581
Runnels 80.0% 3,239 19.6% 792 0.4% 18 4,049
Rusk 73.0% 13,390 26.7% 4,899 0.3% 55 18,344
Sabine 67.6% 3,138 31.8% 1,476 0.5% 25 4,639
San Augustine 59.5% 2,235 40.1% 1,506 0.4% 16 3,757
San Jacinto 66.4% 5,394 33.1% 2,688 0.5% 43 8,125
San Patricio 63.2% 13,474 36.4% 7,764 0.4% 82 21,320
San Saba 77.9% 1,894 21.8% 529 0.3% 8 2,431
Schleicher 76.1% 1,012 23.5% 312 0.4% 5 1,329
Scurry 82.1% 4,576 17.6% 981 0.3% 15 5,572
Shackelford 84.6% 1,292 15.0% 229 0.4% 6 1,527
Shelby 67.8% 6,295 31.8% 2,951 0.4% 33 9,279
Sherman 88.4% 942 11.6% 124 0.0% 0 1,066
Smith 72.5% 53,392 27.1% 19,970 0.4% 302 73,664
Somervell 76.1% 2,701 23.4% 831 0.5% 19 3,551
Starr 26.1% 2,552 73.6% 7,199 0.3% 30 9,781
Stephens 79.7% 2,803 20.0% 703 0.4% 13 3,519
Sterling 88.5% 544 11.5% 71 0.0% 0 615
Stonewall 66.4% 499 33.2% 250 0.4% 3 752
Sutton 80.7% 1,173 19.3% 280 0.0% 0 1,453
Swisher 70.1% 1,487 29.5% 626 0.3% 7 2,120
Tarrant 62.4% 349,462 37.0% 207,286 0.6% 3,393 560,141
Taylor 77.3% 37,197 22.1% 10,648 0.5% 254 48,099
Terrell 65.2% 306 33.9% 159 0.9% 4 469
Terry 79.7% 3,166 20.0% 794 0.3% 10 3,970
Throckmorton 76.0% 656 23.4% 202 0.6% 5 863
Titus 64.1% 5,709 35.6% 3,173 0.3% 25 8,907
Tom Green 75.3% 28,185 24.1% 9,007 0.6% 225 37,417
Travis 42.0% 147,885 56.0% 197,235 2.0% 6,993 352,113
Trinity 64.1% 3,985 35.5% 2,204 0.4% 24 6,213
Tyler 65.1% 5,043 34.3% 2,659 0.6% 43 7,745
Upshur 70.4% 10,232 29.1% 4,225 0.5% 69 14,526
Upton 84.3% 1,009 15.5% 185 0.3% 3 1,197
Uvalde 60.7% 5,148 38.9% 3,298 0.4% 37 8,483
Val Verde 59.1% 6,968 40.3% 4,757 0.6% 70 11,795
Van Zandt 75.4% 14,976 24.3% 4,822 0.3% 58 19,856
Victoria 70.5% 20,875 28.9% 8,553 0.6% 174 29,602
Walker 65.7% 11,710 33.5% 5,977 0.8% 135 17,822
Waller 55.3% 7,679 44.3% 6,145 0.4% 57 13,881
Ward 75.8% 2,856 23.9% 901 0.3% 11 3,768
Washington 73.5% 9,597 25.9% 3,389 0.6% 77 13,063
Webb 42.7% 17,753 56.9% 23,654 0.4% 149 41,556
Wharton 66.2% 9,288 33.5% 4,702 0.3% 49 14,039
Wheeler 81.9% 1,960 17.5% 420 0.6% 14 2,394
Wichita 71.3% 32,472 28.1% 12,819 0.6% 254 45,545
Wilbarger 73.8% 3,685 25.7% 1,284 0.4% 21 4,990
Willacy 44.5% 2,209 55.1% 2,734 0.4% 19 4,962
Williamson 65.0% 83,284 33.6% 43,117 1.4% 1,797 128,198
Wilson 69.9% 10,400 29.6% 4,409 0.5% 76 14,885
Winkler 80.1% 1,604 19.5% 391 0.3% 7 2,002
Wise 75.8% 15,177 23.9% 4,783 0.4% 71 20,031
Wood 75.8% 12,831 23.8% 4,034 0.4% 64 16,929
Yoakum 85.3% 2,228 14.4% 376 0.3% 9 2,613
Young 79.3% 5,874 20.4% 1,511 0.3% 24 7,409
Zapata 42.4% 1,228 57.3% 1,662 0.3% 8 2,898
Zavala 24.9% 777 74.8% 2,332 0.3% 9 3,118

By congressional district[edit]

Bush won 25 of 32 congressional districts.[7]

District Bush Kerry Representative
1st 69% 31% Max Sandlin
Louie Gohmert
2nd 63% 37% Jim Turner
Ted Poe
3rd 67% 33% Sam Johnson
4th 70% 30% Ralph Hall
5th 67% 33% Jeb Hensarling
6th 66% 34% Joe Barton
7th 64% 36% John Culberson
8th 72% 28% Kevin Brady
9th 30% 70% Nick Lampson
Al Green
10th 62% 38% Lloyd Doggett
Michael McCaul
11th 78% 22% Chet Edwards
Mike Conaway
12th 67% 33% Kay Granger
13th 78% 22% Mac Thornberry
14th 67% 33% Ron Paul
15th 51% 49% Rubén Hinojosa
16th 44% 56% Silvestre Reyes
17th 70% 30% Charles Stenholm
Chet Edwards
18th 28% 72% Sheila Jackson Lee
19th 77% 23% Randy Neugebauer
20th 45% 55% Charlie Gonzalez
21st 66% 34% Lamar S. Smith
22nd 64% 36% Tom DeLay
23rd 57% 43% Henry Bonilla
24th 65% 35% Martin Frost
Kenny Marchant
25th 46% 54% Chris Bell
Lloyd Doggett
26th 65% 35% Michael C. Burgess
27th 55% 45% Solomon Ortiz
28th 54% 46% Ciro Rodriguez
Henry Cuellar
29th 44% 56% Gene Green
30th 25% 75% Eddie Bernice Johnson
31st 67% 33% John Carter
32nd 60% 40% Pete Sessions

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Texas cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Texas is allocated 34 electors because it has 32 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 34 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 34 electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for President and Vice President. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 13, 2004 to cast their votes for President and Vice President. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.

The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. All 34 were pledged to Bush/Cheney:[8][9]

  1. Royce Hayes
  2. Tom Cotter
  3. Jay Pierce
  4. Marjorie Chandler
  5. Lance Lenz
  6. Barbara Grusendorf
  7. Bill Borden
  8. Jim Wiggins
  9. Anna Rice
  10. Jan Galbraith
  11. Sue Brannon
  12. Cheryl Surber
  13. Mike Ussery
  14. Sid Young
  15. Frank Morris
  16. Roger O'Dell
  17. Christopher DeCluitt
  18. Martha Greenlaw
  19. Marcus Anderson
  20. Mike Provost
  21. Bennie Bock
  22. Kathy Haigler
  23. Kim Hesley
  24. Peter Wrench
  25. Morris Woods
  26. Rhealyn Samuelson
  27. Nancy Stevens
  28. Loyce McCarter
  29. Larry Bowles
  30. Dan Mosher
  31. Glenn Warren
  32. Kristina Kiik
  33. Susan Weddington
  34. Charles Burchett

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