As of 8:40PM CT, none of the major TV outlets have called Texas for the expected McCain win. In fact, McCain is only leading by a 3-5% margin on the various networks. When you stop to think that every poll showed McCain leading in Texas by 10 points or more, this is quite remarkable. 120,000 votes separate them. As I predicted Travis and Dallas counties are voting by wide margins for Obama, and Harris and Bexar counties are voting for Obama by slim margins. These counties represent the largest cities in Texas, namely: Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
We're looking at a very real possibility that Texas will be purple. I still predict that McCain will win Texas but the margin will be far, far smaller than previously thought.
And that gives me hope.