Texas' early votes exceed total cast in 2014 election

Elias Hubbard
November 8, 2018

Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. Or will O'Rourke galvanize first-time and young voters enough to turn Texas blue? He foresees a blue wave-but not a tsunami. That means more people have cast a ballot over 12 days of early voting in those counties than turned out for the entire 2014 midterm election. Although Texas has 254 counties, the 30 largest are home to almost 80 per cent of the state's residents. That's compared to the 4.7-plus million total ballots cast in 2014's top-of-the-ballot Texas governor's race.

As Election Day looms, both sides are firing up their base and urging voters to the polls-nowhere more than in Texas, as Beto O'Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for his Senate seat.

On paper, the race was never supposed to be even close. And it helped him shatter Senate campaign fundraising records, including raising an astounding $38-plus million just in the three-month period from July through September. Republicans, however, are cautioning Democrats about being too confident, pointing out that historically there are far more Republicans among voters in Texas than Democrats.

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