Voter Turnout At Record Levels Among Texas Voters
Even though today is Election Day judging by the early voting numbers it’s going to be a record-breaker at least in terms of voter turnout.
According to KFox 14, more than 30 million Americans have taken advantage of early voting to cast their ballots, a record number for a midterm election.
In the state of Texas nearly five million voters in the state’s 30 biggest counties have cast their ballot on Friday’s early-voting deadline, more than the entire statewide turnout for the last midterm election in 2014.
The stakes are high in this years election as 435 House seats are up for re-election, as are 35 Senate seats, and nearly 40 Governorships.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll suggests:
- Democrats will perform best with minorities, young voters, college-educated voters and women.
- Republicans will get more votes from white voters without a college degree, men and white voters overall.
- Democrats appeared to have the edge, with 57 percent saying they’d prefer a Democratic Party-controlled Congress compared to 43 percent who would prefer a Republican majority.
Even Google has gotten involved by changing their Doodle to encourage people to vote in the midterm elections by spelling out “Go Vote” in the same colors and font that usually say “Google.”
If you click on the Doodle it will assist voters find their polling place and even help explain the voting process.
Remember, if you didn't participate in this midterm election you can't complain! Make sure you exercise your political power and make your voice heard.