As of yesterday (Wednesday), the ninth day of early voting, 5.9M Texans have already cast ballots, which is 34.7% of registered voters. That is already more early votes cast than in any election aside from 2018 (5.99M), which was almost certainly surpassed today (Thursday), and 2016 (6.56M), which could fall tomorrow (Friday).

Turnout exceeds 40% of registered voters in 19 counties: Scurry (61.8%), Briscoe (53.5%), Jeff Davis (46.6%), Kendall (45.2%), Collin (44.8%), Mason (44.7%), Williamson (44.5%), Denton (43.9%), Bandera (43.9%), Kerr (43.1%), Llano (42.7%), Coleman (42.7%), Comal (42.1%), Washington (41.3%), Brazoria (41.0%), Gillespie (40.8%), Real (40.6%), Uvalde (40.4%) and Wood (40.1%). Aside from the suburban counties, most of these counties are Republican strongholds.

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