Go ahead and play around with the map above (created by activist Kris Banks), showing the precinct-by-precinct outcome across Harris County for last month’s Republican presidential primaries. Shades of red show the spots won by Cruz (most of them, though a lighter shade indicates less solid support). Precincts won by Rubio show up in shades of blue (mostly clustered on the west side of the Inner Loop), while Trump support is marked in gold (mostly northeast and south of Downtown, as well as strung out along the Westpark Tollway); a few Carson precincts show up in green.
January Advisors’s Jeff Reichmann recently took a look at Banks’s election maps, which include results from both parties’s primaries and a starkly geographically-split down-ballot race for the Democratic district attorney nomination. You can click on each precinct to get its number and a breakdown of the results. Here’s how things looked for the Democrats, with the Sanders precincts in green spangling a field of Clinton blue:
Clinton took the majority in most precincts; the map uses darker shades of blue where her margin of victory was widest (particularly south and northeast of downtown). Meanwhile, Sanders took individual precincts around Montrose, the Heights, Rice University, and the University of Houston (both Downtown and Central); there is also a sprinkling of green around NASA, and along the main routes out of town toward Austin, among other spots.
Here’s the whole-county picture for each party:
Here are zoom-ins to just inside the Beltway:
And just the Inner Loop:
- Houston Maps and Data: March 2016 [January Advisors]
- Republican Primary Data Map [Kris Banks]
- Democratic Primary Data Map [Kris Banks]
Maps: Kris Banks