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Could Texas flip? Why the GOP stronghold is worth watching on election night – Sydney Morning Herald

While a Democratic president has not won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976, recent public and private polls suggest that the race is competitive.

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While a Democratic president has not won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976, recent public and private polls suggest that the race is competitive. This week, while FiveThirtyEight’s latest polling average has Trump ahead by 1.3 points, respected non-partisan online newsletter the Cook Political Report moved the state from “lean Republican” to “toss up”, fuelling speculation: could Texas really flip?
Here are a few reasons why Texas will be such a fascinating state to watch on election night:
The Electoral…

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