Early Voting Sets Records in Texas

October 14, 2020

Encouraging news on early voting here in Texas. Shawn Mulcahy, reporting for The Texas Tribune:

The first day of early voting in Texas saw long lines, a record number of voters in the state’s most populous county and relatively few hitches as voters surged to polling places despite the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Voters in Harris County shattered the record for in-person ballots cast on the first day of early voting, with more than 128,000 people voting, according to the county elections office. The previous record was set in 2016, when about 68,000 people cast votes there.

Dallas County, also has had record numbers on the first day according to The Dallas Morning News. A link you should not click on because of the dumpster fire that is the DMN site, but alas:

As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dallas County, Texas’ second-largest county, reported more than 59,734 votes, eclipsing its previous record of 59,389 votes in 2018. However, a county official said that number could change as data is reconciled.

Great news all around. Let’s keep this up!