Flipping the Texas Electoral Vote

Jim Fonseca
6 min readJan 3, 2023
States of various shadings each house about one-third of the US population. The four states with the dark blue shading have more than half (56%) of the 270 electoral votes a presidential candidate needs to win. Map by the author.

In the upcoming 2024 presidential election Texas will have a huge impact on the outcome. Texas will have 38 electoral votes, second only to California’s 54. Both states are huge electoral prizes. (Florida with 30 and New York with 28 round out the ‘Big 4.’) Those four by the way, two red and two blue, have more than half (56%) of the 270 electoral votes a presidential candidate needs to win.

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Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.