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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:29 PM

BREAKING: In the Middle of a Pandemic, Texas Democrats Break the Record for Highest Turnout in Texas

https://www.texasdemocrats.org/media/breaking-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic-texas-democrats-break-the-record-for-highest-turnout-in-texas-democratic-runoff-history/?fbclid=IwAR3TnUMqKOjsyDhYbVxeEf7K1JA-QRyMav25PhWTC-Cq6Umxel_8AkxLWuI

"Austin, TX — Yesterday, in the middle of a pandemic, Texas Democrats broke the record for highest turnout in a runoff election in Texas Democratic history with a staggering 955,735 number of votes cast with 100% of the precincts reporting.

This breaks the Texas Democratic runoff record of 1994’s 746,641 runoff voters and is more than double the runoff turnout for the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial runoff, which featured 432,180 voters.

Texas Democrats are ready to win. Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“In the middle of a pandemic, Texas Democrats showed we are ready to win with nearly a million Texans doing whatever it takes to have their voice heard. We broke the Texas Democratic record for turnout in a runoff election, more than doubling our 2018 runoff turnout.

“Republicans like Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, and the Texas Republican Supreme Court did everything in their power to stop Texans from voting. It didn’t work. Texans will not be deterred. We will continue our fight to expand access to the ballot box and protect every Texan’s right to vote, but this election showed that Texas Democrats are fired up and are ready for change.

“Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country. There is unprecedented energy across our great state, and Texas Democrats are putting in the hard work to turn Texas blue in November. This is our moment.”
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Folks, TX is now a SWING STATE & VERY MUCH A BATTLEGROUND TO FIGHT FOR. If Joe can win in TX he wins the presidency. I'm posting here as we are 3 months from November and TX is very much in play in national politics.




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Reply BREAKING: In the Middle of a Pandemic, Texas Democrats Break the Record for Highest Turnout in Texas (Original post)
onetexan Jul 15 OP
jorgevlorgan Jul 15 #1
angrychair Jul 15 #3
onetexan Jul 15 #5
cannabis_flower Jul 15 #14
BaileyBill Jul 15 #24
cannabis_flower Jul 15 #25
Nevilledog Jul 15 #2
Wounded Bear Jul 15 #4
BComplex Jul 15 #6
Lonestarblue Jul 15 #10
BComplex Jul 15 #21
onetexan Jul 15 #28
duforsure Jul 16 #40
Mersky Jul 15 #7
onetexan Jul 15 #9
Mersky Jul 15 #18
Dem2theMax Jul 15 #8
liberalla Jul 15 #11
AlexSFCA Jul 15 #12
DallasNE Jul 15 #13
NoMoreRepugs Jul 15 #15
onetexan Jul 15 #17
aquamarina Jul 15 #16
Dopers_Greed Jul 15 #19
angel823 Jul 15 #20
hamsterjill Jul 15 #22
onetexan Jul 15 #26
hamsterjill Jul 15 #29
Cha Jul 15 #23
onetexan Jul 15 #27
DFW Jul 15 #30
sheshe2 Jul 15 #31
IronLionZion Jul 15 #32
yellowdogintexas Jul 16 #36
lpbk2713 Jul 15 #33
Blue Owl Jul 16 #34
PatrickforO Jul 16 #35
yellowdogintexas Jul 16 #37
PatrickforO Jul 16 #39
Manifestor_of_Light Jul 16 #38
texasfiddler Jul 16 #41
central scrutinizer Jul 16 #42
onetexan Jul 16 #43

Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:30 PM

1. What was the Republican turnout?

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:46 PM

3. Doesnt give specific numbers

But is a good rundown of the primary numbers and says that the vast majority of voters in this primary were Dems

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/grieder/article/Turnout-in-Texas-runoffs-should-have-Republicans-15400672.php

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Response to angrychair (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:53 PM

5. thank you for the link

Dems turnout exceeded GOP for sure. I'll update if GOP numbers become available.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:25 PM

14. Democratic turnout was higher but not by much


With all polling places tallied Thursday, Democrats had cast 2,076,046 votes in the pitched contest to take on President Donald Trump in November. Meanwhile, Republicans cast 2,008,385 votes in the presidential contest. Overall, a small majority of votes — 2,071,745 — came during early voting, and 2,012,686 were cast on election day, according to the Texas secretary of state’s office.


https://www.texastribune.org/2020/03/06/just-quarter-registered-voters-texas-participated-2020-primary/

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:14 PM

24. These numbers are from March. nt

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:41 PM

25. Oops

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:31 PM

2. Encouraging news!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:48 PM

4. Fucking Awesome!!! nt

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:16 PM

6. I hope the GOP doesn't start purging the voting rolls. I'm so proud of Texas right now!!

If everyone gets out to vote, the state will turn as blue as the heavens!!!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:11 PM

10. The good news is that most of the largest counties in Texas are controlled by Democrats.

Country officials are Democrats, and they control county records. When the state tried a voter purge a couple of years ago, it backfired on them because country officials stepped up and showed how the state lists were wrong. I voted in person and felt safer than going to the grocery. I sent my country clerk an email thanking her for the organization and safety precautions.

Of course, in November the numbers will be far greater with more voting locations needed. I suggested that if more poll workers are needed, the National Guard should be trained to staff the polls. That would work in every state that relies on older, retired people to staff the polls but who are fearful of performing that service this year.

So yes Texas is in play. Beto has been doing a great job getting more people registered, as has the local Democratic Party. OMG, I would be so excited to see Texas give the presidency to Biden!

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 05:03 PM

21. Thanks for that report! Great news!

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:03 PM

28. Agree we owe Beto a debt of gratitude for his valiant effort in 2018

Here's hoping he will be on Biden's cabinet come january 2021

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Response to onetexan (Reply #28)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 05:35 AM

40. Or replace Gov. Abbott

Beto is going to be successful no matter where he serves us.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:47 PM

7. That's Texas stepping up!



Gets me fired up!

I layered on a round of contributions here, there, and everywhere. By golly, I’m going to phone bank.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:02 PM

9. TX Dem party chair said it very well: "There is unprecedented energy across our great state"

and Texas Democrats are putting in the hard work to turn Texas blue in November."

Texans are fed up w/ this whacko administration. Time to throw the traitors out!

Go Texans!!

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Response to onetexan (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:57 PM

18. When tRump was elected

I felt betrayed beyond words that Texans would fall for his bs. Over the years since, I found that for all the rw idiots I’d interact with, there are more Texans who are reasonable people that want to be included in the conversation of how government can be more reflective of and responsive to their views and needs.

Beto helped prove you can’t discount Texas anymore, and it gives me hope for other southern states that views can change for the better.

Are some mighty fine numbers up there.

Go Texas, Go!!!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:49 PM

8. Absolutely fantastic news!



Let's hear it for the Democrats in Texas!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:19 PM

11. Woo hoo! Congratulations Texas Dems !!!





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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:23 PM

12. if Texas turns blue, it will be phenomenal! I will even thank trump for helping to achieve this goal

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:24 PM

13. Thank You Beto. Dividends For Your Tireless Efforts n/t

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:36 PM

15. I read this and I swear it's true - hair on my arms standing up - we may get rid of TRUMP!!!

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:54 PM

17. Ditto the turnout number was mindblowing to me as well

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:45 PM

16. Big K and R for this!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:13 PM

19. Now Dems will be blamed for the COVID spread

Watch the M$M

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:30 PM

20. never forget

Texas used to be blue, not so long ago.

Barbara Jordan
Ann Richards
Molly Ivins

Go BLUE Texas!

Angel in Texasperated

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:13 PM

22. Proud to have been among those Texas Democrats voting!

Thank you to all of my fellow Texans who got out and voted. Gives me hope!!! And we all need a little hope right now...

Tears of pride!!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:58 PM

26. Right back atcha hamsterjill

We're all in this 2gether

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Response to onetexan (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:20 PM

29. We are!

I remember when Texas was blue and better and I want that again! Let’s kick some Republican ass come November!!!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:14 PM

23. Gracias Texas, Dems!

Mahalo, onetexan!

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:00 PM

27. Aloha Cha we r happy today in TX

The energy level here is high, probably because we're so pissed off
Hopefully we'll all be happier come november

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:23 PM

30. MJ has a very unlikely path to victory over John Cornyn for the Senate

But we have had 20 years of "surprise Republican upsets."

It is time for some "surprise Democratic upsets."

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:58 PM

31. Deep in the heart of Texas...you are blue.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:32 PM

32. Texas Dems probably believe in masks and social distancing too

so we might see Texas go blue for several reasons

Good job Texas Dems!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:26 AM

36. I was a Lead Judge yesterday and every single Democratic voter wore a mask

except for one guy who stood 6 feet away and asked if we had masks. Which we did. And Gloves.
face shields for the workers and the coolest thing ever for sanitizing the stylus for the ePollbooks! We had wipes to clean the screens, plenty of hand sanitizer.

Interestingly, the Republican Lead Judge took it upon himself to stand 12 feet from the entrance and ask which party .. However one of our voters told us she wouldn't ever go over there because she did not want to catch the "stupid virus" She cracked us up. Turns out she is in my State House district and I walked out with her and gave her a yard sign for our candidate.

That is a LOT of voters for a runoff. We did have more exciting and publicized races than they did though, (they had one judicial post, we had US Senate, Congressional Representative and a Constable. plus Fort Worth's Democrats had their knickers in a twist over a tax issue.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:36 PM

33. I'd say the GOP has something to worry about.



And I love it.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:21 AM

34. Suck it, Diaper Donnie!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:21 AM

35. Well, let's hope he does! If TX goes Biden and Dem downticket,

we will be in much better shape. My biggest hope here is Louis Gohmert will be tossed out on his rear end.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #35)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:28 AM

37. I do not think there is any Democrat who can beat Louie.

There was an interesting guy - a conservative Democrat but really that is what it would take to beat Louie. However he has been diagnosed with Cancer and I am not even sure he is still in the race.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #37)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 05:13 AM

39. That is too bad. We have the same issue with Ken Buck in Colorado. n/t

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:13 AM

38. I was an election clerk in a tiny town in my very rural county.

Between 2 precincts, we had 4 voters. The Republicans had 18. Democrats are lonesome in the country.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #38)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 06:06 AM

41. We didn't have a republican on the ballot in our rural precinct

My daughter was the election clerk and at 7:00p.m. the eight people on the list of voters were all associated with the three families of known democrats in our precinct (my family being one of them). I can count over 20 trump flags and signs in our precinct alone. I am pretty sure that Trump has maintained or improved his standing in rural Texas. If Texas turns blue, the urban and suburban areas have to surge to a point that it can overwhelm the rural and small towns. I will help try, but I don't think it will happen this election cycle. I am surrounded by red in my rural county.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:46 AM

42. There are 16 million registered voters in Texas

A turnout of only one million shows there is a lot of GOTV work to do.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #42)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 10:39 AM

43. This is a runoff election, not many turnout but Tx Dems

Turned out more than double that in 2018 - an amazing accomploshment. There will be more in the general as usual.

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