Early Voting Begins for High Stakes Election

Early voting has begun across Texas for the November 3 general election and continues through October 30. By most accounts, turnout is off to a torrid start. The Harris Co. Clerk’s office tweeted that 128K people voted in person today, plus 41K absentee ballots...

Endorsement, Ad and Indictment News for September 24

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Early voting ends tomorrow (Friday) for the September 29 special election. Through yesterday (Wednesday), nearly 34K people have voted early in person or by mail. RRC open (Lean Republican): Democratic nominee Chrysta Castañeda’s...

New Ads and a New Effort to Nix Early Voting Extension

To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SD30 special (safe Republican): Early voting continues through Friday for the September 29 special election. Through yesterday (Tuesday), just under 29K people have voted in person or by mail. HD67 (Toss Up):...

Analysis of Competitive Harris Co. House Districts

For much of the past decade-plus, Harris Co. experienced a phenomenon I called “partisan mood swings.” Democrats running countywide – potentially all of them – tended to win in presidential election years. Republicans running countywide – often all of them – tended to...

27 Texans Among Obama’s ‘First Wave’ of Endorsements

Former President Barack Obama released his “first wave” of 2020 endorsements, which included 27 Texas House and U.S. House incumbents, challengers and open-seat candidates: House incumbents Erin Zwiener (HD45), James Talarico (HD52), Jessica González (HD104), Terry...

More Last Minute Endorsements on Eve of Early Voting

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins tomorrow (Tuesday). The first day of early voting historically produces one of the highest totals of votes cast during the two-week period. In-person voting is usually higher than on other days because of initial...

Voter Registrations Top 16M and Other News for January 21

More than 16.1M Texans are registered to vote – the largest number in state history – according to new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office. Since January 2016, the number of registered voters has grown by 14%, significantly higher...