- Early voters in Texas already have more than the total number of people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 – 14 days before the election.
- That number contributes to a massive wave of voter enthusiasm across the country.
- Trump beat Texas by 9 percentage points in 2016, but is now voting within the bounds of error.
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Early voting in Texas began just a week ago, but Lone Star State is already leading the U.S. vote.
In fact, Texans have now registered more votes for the upcoming presidential election than the total number of states that voted for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.
This figure contributes to a huge wave of voter enthusiasm across the country, which is on the verge of shattering early voting records. With two weeks left until November 3, at least 35 million people have voted by mail or in person, according to data collected so far. US Election Program. That figure represents nearly a quarter of the total votes counted in the 2016 presidential election.
Like Texas, early voters in the major war-torn states of Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan made up more than 20% of their total 2016 ballot.
Democrats believe these developments will be an election victory for former Vice President Joe Biden, and early evidence is leaning in their favor. A look at the number of states providing party registration information reveals that about 53% of the initial vote was recorded by Democrats, compared to 25% by Republicans. US Election Program.
Texas has received 38 election votes and has voted for the Republican leader in 11 of the last 12 elections. If Texas goes to Biden in November, the presidential race is effectively over.
Election forecasting company decision desk headquarters directed 140,605 simulations, where Trump won – he beat Texas in 99% of the shots. So a Texas victory is not an option for the Trump campaign – it is a necessity.
Recent poll provided Morning consultation Between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11, Trump leads Pittsburgh in Texas by just 2 percentage points – within the margin of error. According to DTHQ, Trump has a 61.3% chance of winning the state.
Initially, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began early voting on Oct. 19, but he signed off on Oct. 13 instead, in line with public safety standards amid the Corona virus outbreak. Preliminary voting ends Oct. 30.
Abbott, however, along with other Republicans who raised concerns about voter fraud, successfully countered Democratic leaders ‘push to expand Texas’ strict eligibility requirements for postal voting. And a federal appellate court In September, the Democrats thwarted the attempt.
The governor also issued an order restricting each Texas district to a single ballot box. Recently a judge Exceeds that order, But the availability of the drop box continues to be a hotly contested issue in Texas.
Because of the ongoing legal counterpart, Harris County District Secretary noted that the county has No plans Reopen the closed 11 drop boxes and follow the governor’s order. Houston, the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States is located in Harris County – about 2.3 million people relying on a drop box.
However, despite court rulings that could have prevented an easy vote, Texas is fast approaching record voting speed in the 2020 election.