Nearly 5M Texans Have Voted Early, Already Surpassing Turnout For 2014

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In the 30 counties where most of Texas' voters live, early voting has already surpassed the entire turnout of 2014.

As the Senate race between Texas Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke continues a close contest, the state has experience a massive increase in early voting, according to The Texas Tribune.

> Early voter turnout in the 2018 midterms surpassed turnout from the 2012 presidential election in the 30 Texas counties where most registered voters in the state — 78 percent — live. In the entire early voting period, 4,514,930 Texans cast in-person ballots and 369,598 cast mail-in ballots. This means 39.9 percent of the 12.3 million registered voters in those 30 counties have voted.

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> The preliminary data shows turnout over 12 days of early voting in those 30 counties also surpassed the entire turnout of the 2014 midterm election — more than early voting and election-day voting combined. More than half of all those who do vote typically cast their ballots early.

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