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Let’s go, Texas!!

Record-breaking early voting turnout!

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by Anonymousreply 7910/18/2020


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by Anonymousreply 110/13/2020

Plus about 850k people actually registered to vote.

That’s the majority of the eligible voters in the county.


by Anonymousreply 210/13/2020

I just posted in the other thread. Voted in Denton County around 4 and it took about 40 minutes from start to finish. 3:00 might be a better time-- people are working, busy picking their kids up from school, and half the old people are taking naps.

by Anonymousreply 310/13/2020


Imagine the whole Southwest going Blue?? YES !!!!! Texas and Arizona are enough to win us the election.

by Anonymousreply 410/13/2020

NO straight party voting in Texas, which was ridiculous.

Also, we got a paper ballot, put it in the machine, voted digitally, then it put our answers on the paper ballot. Then we had to put the ballot into another machine which would read our votes.

Was this all some fuckery to weed out Democratic votes?

I've never had to take a paper ballot and have it printed and then insert it into another machine before.

Texan voter since 1984 (my guy lost then, obviously).

by Anonymousreply 510/13/2020

R4, I would love that scenario.

by Anonymousreply 610/13/2020

When Democrats win 2020 we will never let it go for any reason whatsoever. The whole country will be bluer than blue. Communism, here we come!

by Anonymousreply 710/13/2020


by Anonymousreply 810/13/2020

Wow. Polls still haven’t closed because of long lines in Harris County (#Houston), but with 128,000 voters and counting we have surpassed the entire state of Georgia’s first-day turnout yesterday. Our old record was 68k. Just remarkable. 🗳

A round of applause for Houston, Texas. Y'all are killing it! Harris Fucking County is going to eventually turn Texas blue, and probably sooner than we think.

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by Anonymousreply 910/13/2020

Is fabulous Mayor Bruno Lozano up for re-election at Del Rio, Texas? Get it girl !

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by Anonymousreply 1010/13/2020

My friend waiting in line for six hours to vote Biden/Harris in Mansfield County.

by Anonymousreply 1110/13/2020

ugh WAITED in line*

-clearly I can't type R11

by Anonymousreply 1210/13/2020

I'll be voting in Travis county Friday. Waiting in a long line or not, it's gonna feel good!

by Anonymousreply 1310/13/2020

Voting in Dallas tomorrow morning; the libraries open at 7:00 AM, girls!

by Anonymousreply 1410/13/2020

R13 and R14 Yay, Texas gays!!

by Anonymousreply 1510/13/2020

Williamson County also broke the record with 22,688 voters, which is 6% of registered voters.

by Anonymousreply 1610/13/2020

This is very heartening. Great going Texas voters!

Love the "Nearly all eligible voters in Travis County are registered to vote this year.

A record 97% of the county’s estimated 850,000 eligible voters are registered".

by Anonymousreply 1710/13/2020

Did you Texas boys see any hot guys as you waited in line to vote?

by Anonymousreply 1810/13/2020

Come on, Texans, you can beat that Covita bitch AND dump Cunty Cornyn.

Ann Richards and Molly Ivins would be proud of you.

by Anonymousreply 1910/13/2020

There is no Mansfield County in Texas, R11. Did you mean the city of Mansfield?

by Anonymousreply 2010/13/2020

If your "friend" is telling you he lives in Mansfield County, he's not really your friend.

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2020

I think i'll wait a week or two let the lines ease up a little. Go wendy, go Mj, and go Joe.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2020

Vote as early as possible. The lines move at a moderate pace.

I've said it before here, but I blew off voting in 2012 and it took 1.5-2 hours to vote on election day.

At the poll lines in Texas, in 2012, you could cut the tension with a knife. Miserable, slow line, lots of wide-stance, arms-crossed tough guys in line sizing everyone up, acting like they weep for what Texas has become even though they've only lived here for six months, etc.

I can't imagine what it will be in 2020.

Unless you enjoy a hostile atmosphere, or unless you can pass as a good old boy or good old gal (and you probably can't), vote EARLY.

by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2020

R22, they're not going to ease up. They'll get more red as it gets closer to Election Day. Do yourself a favor and vote before Friday. The Trumpers are going to start shitting their pants and turning out. Go while you can still be in line with mostly other Dems.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2020

R24 and we’ll should keep celebration to a minimum on this news, because it could make other Dems complacent.

by Anonymousreply 2510/13/2020

Thank you, Beto!

by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2020

By Election Day there could be violence. Be done before that.

by Anonymousreply 2710/14/2020

There won't be violence on election day. Stop catastrophizing.

Get it done early if you can, if you can't - go ahead and vote on election day. Bring your phone and if you see any funny business, call the DNC hotline.

by Anonymousreply 2810/14/2020

R20 Yes, I did mean city of Mansfield. I had asked her what county she was in and she said "I voted in Mansfield." My dumb ass didn't think when I typed it out.

I looked up my early voting place and I'm confused. There's only one place to early vote in my tiny county and it says it is open 10/13 7-7, 10/14 8-5, then closed again until 10/19.

by Anonymousreply 2910/14/2020

Are you in Texas R29? If so, what county?

by Anonymousreply 3010/14/2020

R10 How do I not know about his jewel?

by Anonymousreply 3110/14/2020

R30 Yeah, I voted in Jack County. It took me three whole minutes and that was only because the man didn't know I walked up behind him.

by Anonymousreply 3210/14/2020

Largest number of voters yesterday in El Paso, también Also.

by Anonymousreply 3310/14/2020

R32, what's it like living in that area? As much as I like driving through that part of north central Texas, I often wonder if it would be miserable living there. Jacksboro, Graham and Mineral Wells seem like nice small towns, but I imagine they would be tough places to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 3410/14/2020

Here in Nevada, everyone got a mail in ballot. I voted. Dropped it off. Done.

by Anonymousreply 3510/14/2020

I’d love to see Texas go blue, Mitch McConnell lose, AZ blue, FL should go blue....then we expand the SCOTUS

by Anonymousreply 3610/14/2020

I don't know how it's mathematically possible, but the rural vote in Texas somehow manages to outdo the urban votes of Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. There's going to be such a huge urban turnout this year that I can't see how the rural vote could win this time.

by Anonymousreply 3710/14/2020

I packed my lipgloss into my Prada fanny pack, and stood in line at the OaK Lawn Library in sunny Dallas to cast my blue vote. about an hour wait time.

by Anonymousreply 3810/14/2020

I didn't realize some areas had early in person voting.

I live in Upstate NY, and even when I've lived in a larger city here, there's never been an issue with long lines, etc. on election day.

Usually the polling place is at a church, and they have a bake sale and craft tables set up. I've never waited more than 5 minutes.

I think with not being a swing state, it's like people don't care as much.

I wonder what voter turn out percentages are like in swing states vs solidly blue/red states.

by Anonymousreply 3910/15/2020

I voted in Austin yesterday. 45 minutes from start to finish at about 11:00 AM. At about 4:30 PM, I happened to drive by the same polling place and things had gone cray-cray. Based on the line length when I was in it and my wait time, I'd estimate they had about a 2 hour wait to vote at that point yesterday.

So, go early!

by Anonymousreply 4010/15/2020

I voted yesterday in suburban Fort Worth. It took 27 minutes from the time I got in line until I walked out of the door. Almost everyone was wearing a mask. I don't know if that indicates more Biden voters since Trumpers are anti-mask. I did see one MAGAt hat.

by Anonymousreply 4110/15/2020

If I had to guess, with the amount of polite behavior, social distancing, public health precautions being observed, and mask wearing at the line in Oak Lawn, Dallas. Id say it was 80% Democrats. I am certain Texas is going to turn blue in the next 5 years.

I would also like to know why Trump supporters are so obnoxious about it? They were the only ones loudly proclaiming their vote while I was there. Everyone else just minded their own business.

by Anonymousreply 4210/15/2020

I seriously doubt Texas will go Republican, but if it does it is game over for Trump.

by Anonymousreply 4310/15/2020

Texas will remain Red. I'll see to it.

by Anonymousreply 4410/15/2020

I voted in Collin County today. There was no line when I went, but I purposely had been driving by every morning and paying attention to when it was crowded vs. when it was not.

I had requested a mail-in ballot, but had never received one so I decided to go vote in person. I had to fill out something called a provisional ballot. Also my license was expired because of the pandemic— I didn’t know if I was going to have a hassle over this or not, but I covered my bases and went ahead and brought my passport and Voter’s Registration card which is what they ended up using. I was prepared for their to be some hiccups because of the mail in ballot and my expired license, but there really wasn’t and it wasn’t that big of a deal.

The most amazing part was that two of the ladies helping check people in had almost non-existent PPE. One was wearing a face shield and nothing else and another just had on a blue tulle mask. I guess we know who they voted for!

by Anonymousreply 4510/15/2020

Day 2 of early voting in Harris County (Houston) yielded another 114,000 votes. Combined with Day 1s 128,000 and Mail-in ballots, the county is well over a quarter million, breaking all voting records.

by Anonymousreply 4610/15/2020

R32 It's absolutely awful. I'm surprised you know the area, as most people don't seem familiar with it, unless they know about the Baker Hotel. Mineral Wells has a poverty rate of 23.9% according to Google. There are very few good doctors around and most of the specialists around here (ears, eyes, heart, etc) visit once per week, but only perform needed tests and such in other towns. There seems to be no real gay scene and I'm not sure I'd want to interact with anyone who may be on the DL around here either. =P

by Anonymousreply 4710/15/2020

Sorry, that was for R34

by Anonymousreply 4810/15/2020

If Texas goes blue, I promise I will marry a Texan man. <3 <3

Plus they say everything is big in Texas...

by Anonymousreply 4910/15/2020

R49 Oracle, if I marry you, do I get a reading? =D

by Anonymousreply 5010/15/2020

I voted on Wednesday in Harris County. I voted in the black part of town where I live and there was no line.

by Anonymousreply 5110/15/2020

Fuck, Texas goin' blue. Hee haw. Maybe 2020 doesn't suck so bad after all.

by Anonymousreply 5210/15/2020

I voted today!!!

Woohoo 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

Waited maybe 5 minutes.

I got a finger condom to touch the screen. 😛☺️

El Paso county had 53 thousand voters the first 2 days of early voting.

The fucking gimp must be desperate. He came to EP today. I can’t remember when he’s been here so often. He sent over respiratory techs and other special personnel to help. Unfortunately our cases have gone up considerably.

Fucking mayor has closed bars again and restaurants at 50% capacity.

Bitch, we are NOT voting red here in El Paso.

by Anonymousreply 5310/15/2020

I thought the Mexicans were ALL voting for Trump?

That's what all the DL pollsters keep shrieking.

by Anonymousreply 5410/15/2020

I voted Thursday morning in Houston when the polls opened at 7 a.m. There were about a dozen people in line, and a steady stream of voters afterward. It took only 10-15 mins.

Needless to say, I voted only for Democrats.

by Anonymousreply 5510/15/2020

R55 I completely skipped the races that only had a Republican with no opponent. I refuse to vote for them, only choice or not.

by Anonymousreply 5610/15/2020

A friend of mine who hasn't voted in years got out and voted in Texas today.

She always came up with excuses in the past, but not this year.

I think there's going to be a lot of this sort of thing.

by Anonymousreply 5710/15/2020

In my county most candidates had a D behind their name. There must have been at least 10 unopposed candidates for judgeship positions as well as at least ten more running with no R candidate.

We obviously couldn’t vote straight party.

Thanks, asshole gimp.

by Anonymousreply 5810/15/2020

R56, that's what you're supposed to do.

by Anonymousreply 5910/15/2020

R47, I live in Fort Worth, so I occasionally venture out that way. I think Mineral Wells has potential, especially with the Baker restoration. Could you imagine it as an artist colony with galleries featuring the works of up-and-coming young artists? I don't know how something like that develops, but I think it could have possibilities.

by Anonymousreply 6010/15/2020

^^ Famed lesbian Broadway star Mary Martin was a native of Mineral Wells. There's a statue of her as Peter Pan in the town park.

by Anonymousreply 6110/16/2020

^^ Martin was a native of Weatherford, another small town near Mineral Wells.

by Anonymousreply 6210/16/2020

R60 There's so much meth that flows through Mineral Wells and so many crooked town "leaders," that it's hard for me to imagine it improving much. Or at least improving any time soon.

by Anonymousreply 6310/16/2020

Voted in Frisco this afternoon. It took about an hour and a half. Everybody in line was masked and social distancing except a hispanic man wearing a Trump hat and two millenial Karens.

by Anonymousreply 6410/16/2020

Texas is going blue. Woohooo

by Anonymousreply 6510/16/2020

Former Texas resident. As a Democrat, I would always vote in the Republican primary. Hopefully, there would be a candidate who was a Republican in name only. It happens a lot because the Parties are so powerful. There are solid potential candidates that would jump in if there was any hope. A Texas Democrat is not a New York Democrat but there were many of us around.

by Anonymousreply 6610/16/2020

From a Twitter post:

"I just voted at my usual ultra conservative, lilly white,affluent north Dallas polling center. Usually the line is short and demographic is white and older. Today the line was around the block. Many women , many young and many people of color. I believe the GOP is in deep poopoo."

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by Anonymousreply 6710/16/2020

R64, FF2, is that you? I went Monday at the fire station on Eldorado. The Trumpers had a tent and woman looked to be half mushroom was walking up and down the line handing out a list of Trumper ballot picks. I thought that was illegal. Not too bothered by it as who hasn't made up their mind yet...but still.

by Anonymousreply 6810/18/2020

How can we assume that all of this early voting is Dem?

by Anonymousreply 6910/18/2020

R68, there should have been a marker 100 feet from the entrance, inside of which there can't be any politicking. If she was doing that between the marker and the entrance, a poll worker should have stopped her and told her to stay on the other side of the marker.

by Anonymousreply 7010/18/2020

[quote]I was prepared for their to be some hiccups

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 7110/18/2020

R69, you make an educated guess based on whether they're wearing a proper mask and if so, are they wearing it correctly.

by Anonymousreply 7210/18/2020

Please dump homophobic asswipe John Cornyn

by Anonymousreply 7310/18/2020

Sorry, Texas will remain red. Sen Cornyn is already turning on Trump. He will maintain his seat and his followers will be enough for Trump to carry the state. Take this one to the bank!

by Anonymousreply 7410/18/2020

Cornyn initially described his relationship with Trump as “maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they’re going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well.”

by Anonymousreply 7510/18/2020

Thank you Texas Dems and OP, you're making me happy!

by Anonymousreply 7610/18/2020

Voted in Dallas today, no line’s whatsoever. It’s Republicans turning out to vote in massive numbers. Don’t be surprised when Trump tweets he won Texas was 100.99% of the vote

by Anonymousreply 7710/18/2020

R76 All of these anecdotes are still holding true from what I’ve read and heard from around the state. People are fired up.

by Anonymousreply 7810/18/2020

[quote] It’s Republicans turning out to vote in massive numbers.

And you know

by Anonymousreply 7910/18/2020
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