The Daily Caller Election Desk can now project Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Republican primary in his home state with Donald Trump coming in second and Sen. Marco Rubio third.
Texas has a 155 delegates up for grabs. Candidates who did not earn 20 percent of the vote don’t receive any delegates. If any candidate wins 50 percent of the vote, they receive all the delegates.
Of the 155 delegates, 44 are awarded proportionally based on statewide vote share of candidates who win at least 20 percent of the vote. One hundred and eight delegates are awarded by congressional district, three for each of Texas’ 36 districts. A candidate has to win at least 20 percent of the vote in a district to gain delegates. Texas will send the last three delegates to the GOP convention totally unbound by primary results.
Texas has the most Super Tuesday delegates at stake for both Democrats and Republicans.
Cruz had been leading by nine points in the Real Clear Politics average of polls taken in late February. However, a single poll by the American Research Group, taken from Feb. 26-28, had Trump within a single point of Cruz. The poll suggested most of Trump’s support came from women and individuals who did not identify as Republicans.
Texas is an open primary for both parties. This allows registered voters to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary.
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