Texas Democrats Won the Early Voting Battle, But Republicans Won the Turnout Race

AUSTIN — Texas Democrats may have beaten Republicans in the early voting numbers game, but GOP voters usually come out in full force for the primaries — and 2018 was no exception.Democrats nearly doubled their numbers since the last midterm election, from 560,000 in 2014 to more than one million in Tuesday’s primary. This year, 1.5 million voted in the Republican primary, a slight increase from 2014 when 1.3 million people voted.Though Republicans warned voters of a blue wave, it’s unlikely Democrats will prevail in November, said Brandon Rottinghaus, a University of Houston political science professor.  Continue reading...

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