Red, Purple or Blue? Posted in: Opinions In 2018, Texas votes seemed to shift from red to a red shade of purple. In the U.S. Congressional race, we saw more Republican districts that were won by less than five percentage points since before 2002. We also saw more Republican districts that were only won by five to ten percentage points since before 2002. On the flip side, from 2016 to 2018, we saw a decrease in Republican districts that won by a margin of anywhere over ten percentage points, called Republican “safe” districts. Meaning, we’re seeing Texas Republican districts slowly move from the Republican “safe” point of ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!