2021 Texas's 6th congressional district special election

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2021 Texas's 6th congressional district special election

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Texas's 6th congressional district

Incumbent U.S. Representative


The 2021 Texas's 6th congressional district special election will be happen on May 1, 2021.[1] This is a special election because the current representative, Republican Ron Wright died February 7, 2021 of COVID-19. When there is a district in Texas that does not have a representative when it is meant to then the Governor of Texas orders a special election.[2] The special election to fill Texas's 6th congressional district will take place on May 1, 2021.[1] Many people think the election will be close because the Democratic Party has been doing better in the district and they think this is their chance to change the district for Republican to Democrat. If the candidates in the election have less than 50% of the vote then their is a runoff election were the top two candidates are trying to get elected. This would happen on May 24, 2021.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Governor Abbott Sets Special Election Date For 6th Congressional District". Governor of Texas. February 23, 2021. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  2. "Tex. Elec. Code § 204.021". statutes.capitol.texas.gov. Texas Legislature. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  3. Dearman, Eleanor (February 8, 2021). "A special election will be held to fill Arlington Rep. Ron Wright's congressional seat". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved February 8, 2021.