October 26, 2020/Media, Press

Texas Women Shattering Records in Early Vote Numbers

Austin, Texas — Texans continue to shatter early voting records, with a staggering 7.6 million Texans already voting. One of the driving forces behind that is Texas women who are making their voices heard, some for the first time.

To date, nearly 4 million Texas women have voted early, shattering the previous record of 3.7 million in 2016 and 3.3 million in 2018. Women are voting at a higher rate than men, as seen on the graph below:

In addition, unmarried women (women who historically have leaned Democratic), are voting at an astounding rate compared to four years ago:

Unmarried women make up a third of Texans who voted in 2020 that did not vote in 2016.

Additionally, in Harris County, women accounted for 56% of the vote through last week, 9 points higher than 2018. Texas Democrats are seeing the same phenomenon across the state.

Bottom line: Women are voting and women will be one of the key voting blocks that put Texas Democrats over the top in 8 days.
Texas Democratic Party Senior Brand Director Brittany Switzer issued the following statement:

“Women continue to power the Texas Democratic Party and will be a key to winning in November. There is still one week left of early voting. Texas women are ready to vote out Donald Trump and Texas Republicans. With strong Democratic women running up and down the ballot, Texas women will deliver our victory on November 3.

“The Texas Democratic Party strongly encourages every Texan to join our movement and make a plan to vote at MyTexasVotes.com today. We can fundamentally change this state and this country. Our time is now.”