February 21, 2018/Media, Press

Texas Democrats Early Vote Growth Outpacing Republicans

Austin, TX —  According to the Texas Secretary of State, “in Texas’ 15 most populous counties, 51 percent more Democrats voted in their primary on Tuesday than in 2014, compared to the 16 percent growth rate in voters in the Republican primary.” [Austin American-Statesman, February 21, 2018]

Highlights:

 

  • “More Democrats voted in person than Republicans in their respective primaries — 28,475 compared to 22,774, respectively.”

  • Travis County, the number of Democratic voters more than doubled to 3,298 while the number of Republican voters grew by about 9 percent to 1,089.

  • In Williamson County, the number of Democratic voters quadrupled to 825 while the number of Republican voters doubled to 1,127.

  • In Harris County, Democrats outpaced Republicans and increased turnout in-person by 200% from 2014, 1276 to 3833.

 

  • In Dallas County, Democratic in-person primary turnout is up 55% over 2014 (4023 from 2,587) and 38% from 2016 (4023 from 2,908).

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