Record-breaking early voting turnout!
Let’s go, Texas!!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/18/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/13/2020|
Plus about 850k people actually registered to vote.
That’s the majority of the eligible voters in the county.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||10/13/2020|
Imagine the whole Southwest going Blue?? YES !!!!! Texas and Arizona are enough to win us the election.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||10/13/2020|
R4, I would love that scenario.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||10/13/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/13/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/13/2020|
Is fabulous Mayor Bruno Lozano up for re-election at Del Rio, Texas? Get it girl !
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/13/2020|
My friend waiting in line for six hours to vote Biden/Harris in Mansfield County.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/13/2020|
ugh WAITED in line*
-clearly I can't type R11
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/13/2020|
I'll be voting in Travis county Friday. Waiting in a long line or not, it's gonna feel good!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/13/2020|
Voting in Dallas tomorrow morning; the libraries open at 7:00 AM, girls!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/13/2020|
R13 and R14 Yay, Texas gays!!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/13/2020|
Williamson County also broke the record with 22,688 voters, which is 6% of registered voters.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||10/13/2020|
Did you Texas boys see any hot guys as you waited in line to vote?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/13/2020|
Come on, Texans, you can beat that Covita bitch AND dump Cunty Cornyn.
Ann Richards and Molly Ivins would be proud of you.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/13/2020|
There is no Mansfield County in Texas, R11. Did you mean the city of Mansfield?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/13/2020|
If your "friend" is telling you he lives in Mansfield County, he's not really your friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/13/2020|
I think i'll wait a week or two let the lines ease up a little. Go wendy, go Mj, and go Joe.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||10/13/2020|
R24 and we’ll should keep celebration to a minimum on this news, because it could make other Dems complacent.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/13/2020|
Thank you, Beto!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/13/2020|
By Election Day there could be violence. Be done before that.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||10/14/2020|
Are you in Texas R29? If so, what county?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/14/2020|
R10 How do I not know about his jewel?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||10/14/2020|
Largest number of voters yesterday in El Paso, también Also.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||10/14/2020|
Here in Nevada, everyone got a mail in ballot. I voted. Dropped it off. Done.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/14/2020|
I’d love to see Texas go blue, Mitch McConnell lose, AZ blue, FL should go blue....then we expand the SCOTUS
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||10/15/2020|
I seriously doubt Texas will go Republican, but if it does it is game over for Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/15/2020|
Texas will remain Red. I'll see to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||10/15/2020|
Sorry, that was for R34
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/15/2020|
If Texas goes blue, I promise I will marry a Texan man. <3 <3
Plus they say everything is big in Texas...
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/15/2020|
R49 Oracle, if I marry you, do I get a reading? =D
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/15/2020|
I voted on Wednesday in Harris County. I voted in the black part of town where I live and there was no line.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/15/2020|
Fuck, Texas goin' blue. Hee haw. Maybe 2020 doesn't suck so bad after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/15/2020|
I voted today!!!
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 Anonymous||reply 53||10/15/2020|
I thought the Mexicans were ALL voting for Trump?
That's what all the DL pollsters keep shrieking.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||10/15/2020|
R56, that's what you're supposed to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||10/15/2020|
^^ 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 Anonymous||reply 61||10/16/2020|
^^ Martin was a native of Weatherford, another small town near Mineral Wells.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||10/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||10/16/2020|
Texas is going blue. Woohooo
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||10/16/2020|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||10/18/2020|
How can we assume that all of this early voting is Dem?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/18/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||10/18/2020|
[quote]I was prepared for their to be some hiccups
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/18/2020|
R69, you make an educated guess based on whether they're wearing a proper mask and if so, are they wearing it correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/18/2020|
Please dump homophobic asswipe John Cornyn
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/18/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||10/18/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||10/18/2020|
Thank you Texas Dems and OP, you're making me happy!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/18/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||10/18/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||10/18/2020|
[quote] It’s Republicans turning out to vote in massive numbers.
And you know this..how?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/18/2020|