Approximately 360,326 votes, or about 94.02% of all participating Republican voters, were cast in support of Trump as the party nominee across the six Houston Metro counties, and another 179,292 ballots, or 38.7% of Democrat voters, chose Biden to represent the Democrats in the November presidential election.
Trump also dominated the largely uncontested Republican Party primary throughout Texas, recording 94.05% of all primary votes, while Biden is projected to receive the most Democrat primary votes, about 32.41%, according to Texas Secretary of State unofficial results. U.S. Sen. Sanders, I-Vermont, received 29.72% of all statewide votes and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg earned 15.49%. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., placed fourth in the Democrat primary with 11.64% of the 1,653,588 votes counted as of 7 a.m. Central time March 4.
Here is a breakdown of preliminary results (7 a.m. March 4) of combined presidential primary votes across Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Waller, Brazoria and Galveston counties:
U.S. Senate primary election
Updated 4:55p.m CST March 4
Democrat candidate Mary "MJ" Hegar and incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, were the big winners of the March 3 U.S. Senate primary election. Hegar garnered approximately 82,129 votes, or 20.07%, of all Democrat support across Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Waller, Brazoria and Galveston counties, and Cornyn received 282,137 votes, or 76.92% of all Republican votes throughout the Houston Metro.
Hegar bested the other Democratic candidates statewide, with 22.28% of the nearly 1.85 million Democrat votes cast in Texas, resulting in a May 26 runoff against Texas State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, who has 14.52% of votes counted. Third-place candidate Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez received 12.76% of all votes, failing to make the runoff election, which occurs between the top-two candidates if no one receives more than 50% of the vote.
Cornyn received 76.31% of the 1.95 million Republican state primary votes. He will appear as the Republican nominee on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
Here is a breakdown of preliminary results (7 a.m. March 4) of combined Senate primary votes across Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Waller, Brazoria and Galveston counties: