Trump victorious in duel for Texas to bolster reelection chances

President Trump has won the duel for Texas, fending off Joe Biden in the Lone Star State, according to Fox News, with 78 percent of the vote tallied.

With the win, Trump piles up a whopping 38 electoral votes — the biggest trove apportioned to any state other than California’s 55.

Two hundred and seventy electoral votes are needed to win the White House.

President Trump carried Texas in 2016, but entered Election Day with just a 1.3 percentage point lead in the state, according to RealClearPolitics’ average of polls.

He also faced a too-close-for-comfort charge from Biden, bidding to turn Texas blue for the first time since 1976.

Smelling blood in the water, Biden running mate and California Sen. Kamala Harris stumped heavily in Texas during the race’s waning days, but the effort fell short.

On Friday, a caravan of Trump-backing drivers surrounded a Biden campaign bus on a Texas interstate in an attempt to waylay it — drawing praise from Trump, but sparking an FBI investigation.

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