Texas Republicans sweep Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals races

By Roxanna Asgarian
The Texas Tribune
Texas Republicans sweep Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals races

Republicans held on to all their seats on Texas’ two highest courts in Tuesday’s midterm elections, an expected outcome in a state where Republicans have dominated statewide elections for the last quarter-century.

In statewide races for the Texas Supreme Court, which handles civil cases, incumbent Debra Lehrmann was joined by fellow Republicans Rebeca Huddle and Evan Young in securing wins Tuesday. In contests for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s top appellate court for criminal cases, three GOP incumbents — Mary Lou Keel, Scott Walker and Jesse McClure — were also victorious.

Final voting tallies were not yet available at 9 a.m. Wednesday, but all the Republican candidates held leads of 12 percentage points or higher with more than 90% of voting centers counted.

Each of the two courts has nine seats, with winners elected…

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