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(The first presidential primary in Texas was in 1976.)

May 2016

Republican Primary

Ted Cruz 1,241,118 43.76 %
Donald J. Trump 758,761 26.75 %
Marco Rubio 503,055 17.74 %
John R. Kasich 120,473 4.25 %
Ben Carson 117,969 4.16 %
Jeb Bush 35,420 1.25 %
Rand Paul 8,000 0.28 %
Mike Huckabee 6,226 0.22 %
Elizabeth Gray 5,449 0.19 %
Chris Christie 3,448 0.12 %
Carly Fiorina 3,247 0.11 %
Rick Santorum 2,006 0.07 %
Lindsey Graham 1,706 0.06 %
Uncommitted 29,609 1.04 %
Total vote 2,836,488  

 Democratic Primary

Hillary Clinton 936,004 65.19 %
Bernie Sanders 476,547 33.19 %
Roque De La Fuernte 8,429 0.59 %
Martin J. O'Malley 5,364 0.37 %
Willie L. Wilson 3,254 0.23 %
Keith Judd 2,569 0.18 %
Calvis L. Hawes 2,017 0.14 %
Star Locke 1,711 0.12 %
Total vote 1,435,895  

 

May 2012

Republican Primary

Mitt Romney 901,387 66.79 %
Ron Paul 174,207 12.90 %
Rick Santorum 115,584 8.56 %
Newt Gingrich 68,247 5.05 %
Michele Bachmann 12,097 0.89 %
John Huntsman 8,695 0.64 %
Charles "Buddy" Roemer 4,714 0.34 %
John Davis 3,887 0.28 %
Uncommitted 60,659 4.49 %
Total vote 1,349,477  

Democratic Primary

Barack Obama 452,376 76.65 %
Darcy G. Richardson 93,464 15.83 %
John Wolfe 29,879 5.06 %
Bob Ely 14,445 2.44 %
Total vote 590,164  

 

March 2008

Republican Primary

John McCain 697,767 51.22 %
Mike Huckabee 518,002 38.02 %
Ron Paul 66,360 4.87 %
Mitt Romney 27,264 2.00 %
Fred Thompson 11,503 0.84 %
Alan Keyes 8,260 0.61 %
Duncan Hunter 8,222 0.60 %
Rudy Giuliani 6,038 0.44 %
Hugh Cort 728 0.05 %
Hoa Tran 604 0.04 %
Uncommitted 17,574 1.29 %
Total vote 1,362,322  

Democratic Primary

Hillary Clinton 1,462,734 50.88 %
Barack Obama 1,362,476 47.39 %
John Edwards 29,936 1.04 %
Bill Richardson 10,773 0.37 %
Joe Biden 5,290 0.18 %
Christopher J. Dodd 3,777 0.13 %
Total vote 2,874,986  

 

March 2004

Republican Primary

George W. Bush 635,948 92.49 %
Uncommitted 51,667 7.51 %
Total vote 687,615  

Democratic Primary

John F. Kerry 563,237 67.11 %
John Edwards 120,413 14.35 %
Howard Dean 40,035 4.77 %
Al Sharpton 31,020 3.70 %
Joe Lieberman 25,245 3.01 %
Wesley K. Clark 18,437 2.20 %
Dennis J. Kucinich 15,475 1.84 %
Dick Gephardt 12,160 1.45 %
Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. 6,871 0.82 %
Randy Crow 6,338 0.76 %
Total vote 839,231  

 

March 2000

Republican Primary

George W. Bush 986,416 87.54 %
John McCain 80,082 7.11 %
Alan Keyes 43,518 3.86 %
Steve Forbes 2,865 0.25 %
Gary Bauer 2,189 0.19 %
Orrin G. Hatch 1,324 0.12 %
Charles Bass Urban 793 0.07 %
Uncommitted 9,570 0.85 %
Total vote 1,126,757  

 Democratic Primary

Al Gore 631,428 80.24 %
Bill Bradley 128,564 16.34 %
Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. 26,898 3.42 %
Total vote 786,890  

 

March 1996

Republican Primary

Bob Dole 567,164 55.62 %
Patrick J. "Pat" Buchanan 217,974 21.37 %
Steve Forbes 130,938 12.84 %
Alan L. Keyes 41,746 4.09 %
Lamar Alexander 18,745 1.84 %
Phil Gramm 18,629 1.83 %
Richard G. Lugar 2,266 0.22 %
Susan Ducey 1,093 0.11 %
Mary "France" LeTulle 650 0.06 %
Charles E. Collins 633 0.06 %
Morry Taylor 458 0.04 %
Uncommitted 19,507 1.91 %
Total vote 1,019,083  

Democratic Primary

Bill Clinton 796,041 86.41 %
Fred Hudson 32,232 3.50 %
Heather Harder 28,772 3.12 %
Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. 28,137 3.05 %
Ted L. Gunderson 15,550 1.69 %
Elvena E. Lloyd-Duffie 10,876 1.18 %
Sal Casamassima 9,648 1.05 %
Total vote 921,256  

 

March 1992

Republican Primary

George Bush 556,280 69.78 %
Patrick J. Buchanan 190,572 23.91 %
David Duke 20,255 2.54 %
George A. Zimmermann 1,349 0.17 %
Tennie Rogers 754 0.09 %
Uncommitted 27,936 3.50 %
Total vote 797,146  

Democratic Primary

Bill Clinton 972,235 65.56 %
Paul E. Tsongas 285,224 19.23 %
Edmund G. Brown Jr. 118,869 8.02 %
Charles Woods 30,097 2.03 %
Bob Kerrey 20,298 1.37 %
Tom Harkin 19,618 1.32 %
Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. 12,220 0.82 %
George W. Benns 7,876 0.53 %
Rufus Higginbotham 7,677 0.52 %
Tod Howard Hawks 4,924 0.33 %
J. Louis McAlpine 4,009 0.27 %
Total vote 1,483,047  

 

March 1988

Republican Primary

George Bush 648,178 63.86 %
Pat Robertson 155,449 15.32 %
Bob Dole 140,795 13.87 %
Jack Kemp 50,586 4.98 %
Pete Du Pont 4,245 0.42 %
Alexander M. Haig Jr. 3,140 0.31 %
Uncommitted 12,563 1.24 %
Total vote 1,014,956  

Democratic Primary

Michael S. Dukakis 579,713 32.81 %
Jesse L. Jackson 433,335 24.52 %
Al Gore 357,764  20.25 %
Dick Gephardt 240,158  13.59 %
Gary Hart 82,199  4.65 %
Paul Simon 34,499  1.95 %
Bruce Babbitt 11,618  0.66 %
Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. 9,013  0.51 %
David E. Duke 8,808  0.50 %
W.A. Williams 6,238  0.35 %
Norbert G. Denneril Jr. 3,700  0.21 %
Total vote 1,767,045  

 

March 1984

Republican Primary

Ronald Reagan 308,713 96.52 %
Uncommitted 11,126 3.48 %
Total vote 319,839  

Democratic Party

Democrats held no primary but voted in precinct caucuses for 169 delegates.
With the addition of party leaders, the 200-member delegation to the national convention was divided:
Walter Mondale 119
Gary Hart 41
Jesse L. Jackson 35
Uncommitted 5

 

May 1980

Republican Primary

Ronald Reagan 268,798 51.03 %
George Bush 249,819  47.42 %
Uncommitted 8,152  1.55 %
Total vote 526,769  

 Democratic Primary

Jimmy Carter 770,390 55.93 %
Edward M. Kennedy 314,129 22.81 %
Jerry Brown 35,585 2.58 %
Uncommitted 257,250 18.68 %
Total vote 1,377,354  

 

May 1976

Republican Primary

Ronald Reagan 278,300 66.36 %
Gerald Ford 139,944 33.37 %
Uncommitted 1,162 0.28 %
Total vote 419,406  

Democratic Primary

Jimmy Carter 736,161 47.65 %
Lloyd Bentsen 343,032 22.20 %
George Wallace 270,798 17.53 %
Fred Harris 31,379 2.03 %
Sargent Shriver 28,520 1.85 %
Ellen McCormack 5,700 0.37 %
Uncommitted 129,478 8.38 %
Total vote 1,545,068