Daily Archives March 7, 2018

With Rising Voter Turnout, Democrats Hope To Turn Parts Of Texas Blue

Bins of signs are seen in a storage are at the Bexar County Election offices last month in San Antonio.

Texans are casting their votes in their primaries Tuesday, the first contests of the 2018 election cycle. But voters in the Lone Star State have been voting for almost two weeks already — and there’s been a big surge in enthusiasm across the board.

Driven by anti-President Trump fervor, in this typically deep red state, there are plenty of positive signs for a once-latent Democratic Party in the state. Early vote turnout for the minority party has surpassed GOP totals — and even bested their 2016 numbers. Democrats have also fielded a record number of candidates in all 36 congressional districts, and there’s the potential to flip maybe three or more seats come November.

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