October 14, 2020/Media, Press

Democratic Voters are Fired Up and Ready to Turn Texas Blue

Austin, Texas — On the first day of early voting in Texas, Texas voters turned out in force. Counties across our state broke their previous first day records. Texas Democrats are ready to turn Texas Blue.

Voter turnout in Harris County exceeded the first day turnout in the entire state of Georgia. More than 128,000 Harris County residents cast their ballot (with final tabulations still coming), shattering the previous record of 68,000 on the first day of early voting in the county.

In addition to outstanding turnout in Harris County:

Williamson County broke their first day of early voting record with more than 20,860 ballots cast.

Denton County doubled its 2016 turnout and broke their first day of early voting record.

El Paso County broke their first day of early voting record with more than 11,000 in-person votes and almost 15,000 mail ballots.

Webb County broke their first day of early voting record.

Collin County broke their first day of early voting record with almost 40,000 early voters.

Tarrant County had more than 42,000 in-person voters and 33,000 mail-in ballots returned.

Dallas County had more than 57,000 first day early voters.

Across our state, Texas Democrats are Fired Up and Ready to Win.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Texas Democrats are rising. After the first day of early voting, it’s clear that energy is on our side and Texans are ready to turn our state blue. With the energy seen among Texas Democrats, we will win the White House, take our John Cornyn, flip several Congressional seats, break the supermajority in the Texas Senate, flip the Texas House, and win hundreds of local elections across the state.

“We have been working for this moment for years. I am so proud of our Democratic leaders, like Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, who have done everything in their power to open access to government and make it easier for Texans to cast their ballot.

“Our time is now. Let’s go vote!”

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