Texas was good to George w. Bush. Bush garnered 3.800,272 votes (59.3 percent) and won by a margin of 1,368,444 votes. furthermore. Bush's win was a thorough one, as he carried 53 of 56 metro counties and 176 of 197 rural ones. Bush also posted his best non-metro performance in the South. capturing 65.7 percent of the vote.
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