Early voting continues through Friday for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections.

Through yesterday (Sunday), the seventh days of early voting, turnout statewide was still south of 2%. Counties with the highest turnout percentage so far were Red River (8.4%), Jeff Davis (7.8%), Loving (6.3% – 6 voters), Wilbarger (5.9%), Glasscock (5.7%), Llano (5.4%), Victoria (5.0%), Travis (4.8%), Wheeler (4.5%), Briscoe (4.3%), Upton (4.1%), Coke (3.9%), Madison (3.9%), Gray (3.8%), Young (3.8%), Lubbock (3.6%), Austin (3.6%) and Bastrop (3.5%) Cos.

Through yesterday (Sunday), just over 4K people have voted early for the HD118 special runoff election, corresponding to just under 4% of registered voters. The total number of early voters has already surpassed, barely, the total number of absentee and early voters for the HD118 special election last month.

Redistricting: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed into law the new congressional and legislative maps passed during the recently concluded third special session.

GOV: Lago Vista attorney and former council member Mark Tippetts re-established his campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) as a Libertarian. Tippetts was the Libertarian nominee in 2018 and received 2% of the vote. He was appointed to the Lago Vista city council in 2016 but lost a bid for a full term in 2017.

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