Dems make massive gains in Texas courts. Here's why it matters

The full Texas story is still being written, as massive Democratic gains continue to get tallied. Beto O’Rourke may have narrowly lost the Senate race, but the movement he helped fuel has transformed Texas and put it straight onto the path of “purple” status in 2020

Among those gains: the courts. And they matter. In fact, Karl Rove’s first target in leading the Republican takeover of Texas was exactly that—the courts. 

First, the extent of our victories:


The blue wave broke hard in the Texas Courts of Appeals last week, where Dems flipped 24 judgeships. In four courts, they went from *zero* seats to a majority.

— Nicholas Warren (@NLVWarren) November 14, 2018
Source: dailykos