AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 6 million votes have already been cast in Texas. That’s more than anywhere in the U.S. and making decades of low turnout and undisputed Republican dominance look more and more distant with just over a week until the election.
In Dallas County, the 2016 early voting turnout was 549,643. So far in 2020, that number has been surpassed already with 592,865 early votes. There is still a week left in early voting.
The avalanche of early votes is feeding Democrats’ already high hopes of ending decades of losses in Texas, where polls show Democrat Joe Biden running unusually close. President Donald Trump won Texas by 9 percentage points in 2016 and has shown little worry as he spends time and money on clear battleground states.