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2014 Texas Primary: 1st Day Early Voting Totals for Harris County [breakdown by party]
February 19, 2014

Posted on 02/19/2014 5:01:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Note that there are 3 charts listing totals for 1st day [February 18, 2014] early voting in Harris County Texas for the March 4, 2014 Texas primary.

The 1st chart combines Republican party and Democratic party numbers for the day.

The 2nd chart is the Democratic party totals.

The 3rd chart is the Republican party totals.

Each chart lists totals for individual voting locations.

Totals for early voters (person) and early voters (mail-ins) are tallied.

Potential number of mail-ins (from total ballots requested and mailed to voters) is also shown.

Harris County Texas [a large swath of the Houston metro area/suburbs]

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From my review, Republican recorded numbers totaling 11,855 compared to the Democratic recorded numbers totaling 3356, shows high energy on the Republican side.

Also the number of requested and returned ballots follows the same very lopsided pattern.


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2014; cornyn; earlyvoting; elections; harriscounty; primary; texas; tx

1 posted on 02/19/2014 5:01:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
....shows high energy on the Republican side.

Looks like it's maintaining a better than 2:1 ratio. I hope this translates to disaster for Cornyn.

2 posted on 02/19/2014 5:03:21 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

I’ll second the motion!


3 posted on 02/19/2014 5:04:33 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Gaffer; All

2012 Dewhurst Vote % in Senate Primary By Select Large Counties:

Denton 31%
Collin 31%
Dallas 33%
Tarrant 34%
Montgomery 38%
Bexar 41%
Travis 41%
Williamson 43%
Fort Bend 44%
Harris 46%
Brazoria 46%
Galveston 47%
Lubbock 48%

State Average 45%

Remaining vote = Anyone But Dewhurst

http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/gop-us-senate-results-map-primary-2012/


4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:07:10 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Big turnout for Windy Davis?


5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:07:46 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Gaffer
I hope this translates to disaster for Cornyn.

Will it? I don't live in Texas or even an early vote state, but if I did and I wanted to oust Cornyn, I'd wait until the last possible minute to vote so I could see how the winds were blowing - I'd want to make sure I voted for the guy most likely to unseat Cornyn. A lot can happen in a primary and an early vote could be wasted.

6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:08:04 AM PST by old and tired
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To: Gaffer

I was thinking about that.

I expect Cornyn is too.

It’s on the minds of the people over at Slate too. The author interviewed Cornyn, it’s quite interesting.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/02/18/john_cornyn_says_his_opponent_s_win_by_not_campaigning_strategy_is_unique.html

Cornyn’s flooded radio, cable and network stations nonstop with campaign ads and anti-Stockman ads. Cornyn is sweating - chances he’ll have to face-off in a run-off [must win 50% to be the GOP candidate] are pretty high.

He saw what Sen Cruz and the Tea Party did to heavily favored and funded Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the race to fill retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat.

http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/17/texas-gop-poll-cornyn-43-leads-stockman-28-failure-to-garner-50-triggers-may-run-off/


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:17:08 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: old and tired

Actually, I don’t think they’re holding multiple party primaries, are they? IOW, each precinct, whatever, only votes once for whatever party candidates, right?

If there is only one primary per party, then that’s the time to sink Cornyn in my opinion.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 5:17:16 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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http://www.harrisvotes.org/Docs/Uploads/EVPA.pdf


9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:17:49 AM PST by deport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Per the Fort Worth[less] Startlegram...

'more than 4,500 Tarrant County voters had cast ballots - 1,528 RATs and 3,048 PUBBIES' early voted yesterday.

10 posted on 02/19/2014 5:18:42 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

Thank you for posting those numbers from Tarrant County.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 5:25:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: old and tired

How are you going to know which way the winds are blowing? No data is
published outside of total votes cast per day during early voting.

Texas has a 50% + 1 requirement to win the primary. Thus in this primary
Cornyn needs to win that amount from among all votes cast for the eight
candidates.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 5:27:59 AM PST by deport
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To: old and tired
to make sure I voted for the guy most likely to unseat Cornyn. A lot can happen in a primary and an early vote could be wasted.

Not really. Texas requires 50%+1 majority to win. Any vote not for Cornyn in this race with 8 candidates pushes it to the runoff with only the top two.

13 posted on 02/19/2014 5:32:55 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: deport

Sometime later today the SOS will publish a listing of the 15 largest counties showing
their total early votes, both in person & mail. The listing will be updated each day.

Example from 2012 primary:

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/earlyvoting/2012/may25rep.shtml


14 posted on 02/19/2014 5:34:37 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

I believe that is only posted after early voting closes.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 5:36:45 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: old and tired
Doesn't matter who you vote for. A vote for any of the other candidates denies Cornyn a vote. No one is going to out-poll him. If his share is below 50%, he faces a run-off with the highest poller of the also-rans. Good chance the second place guy gets the rest of the also-ran vote and denies Cornyn the victory.
16 posted on 02/19/2014 5:38:48 AM PST by MisterArtery
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To: thackney

Not they do it daily once they get started.

Example:

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/earlyvoting/2012/index.shtml


17 posted on 02/19/2014 5:47:57 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Please send a link for the current early voting. I have not seen that before, only the results afterwards.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 5:48:34 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Holy smoke.

If Stockman really is at 28...this is actually doable!!!


19 posted on 02/19/2014 5:50:06 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

I’m beginning to believe Cornyn is trying to lose. At least he’s working real hard to make that a reality.

http://www.stockmanforsenate2014.com/interview-cornyn-declares-cruz-threat-nation-regrets-voting-raise-obama-debt-limit/


20 posted on 02/19/2014 5:52:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: thackney

They haven’t set it up on their site yet. It should be up today or maybe early tomorrow.
I’ll ping you if I see it later on.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 5:55:49 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Please do, thanks in advance.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 5:59:11 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jimbo123

Voted early afternoon yesterday in Collins County. Although a GOP stronghold, my precinct had very light turnout. Saw that there had been 27 Democrats who voted and I was the 12th to vote in GOP primary.

Perhaps those numbers shifted later in the day when people got off work.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:57 AM PST by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Undercover Video Shows Wendy Davis’ Grassroots Team Illegally Copying Data From Voter Registration Forms…

http://weaselzippers.us/


24 posted on 02/19/2014 7:16:19 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It does sort of seem like that, doesn’t it?

Can you elaborate? Why on earth would he actually want to lose? So that a D can win the general over a Stockman? And thus teach us a lesson?

(While I’m not thrilled with that, I’m prepared to accept that as a possibility. I just want Cornyn to lose. It’s time to escalate the struggle in the GOP. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, so we might as well get it on).


25 posted on 02/19/2014 7:17:09 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

It’s a mystery why he would very publicly provoke the Tea Party but we’ve seen other examples of this (Boehner, McConnell).

One reason could be, he’s doing it to please and attract anti-conservative donors to his campaign - he’s spent a lot of his war chest on all the campaign advertising he’s had to buy trying to avoid a runoff.

If he is forced into a runoff, conservatives will smell blood and rally behind his opponent in a tidal wave, like they did behind Ted Cruz.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 7:27:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KeyLargo

http://weaselzippers.us/174911-undercover-video-shows-wendy-davis-grassroots-team-illegally-copying-data-from-voter-registration-forms/

A quicker link.

Thanks.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 7:29:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That would be a strange strategy...it would seem that using the power of incumbency would be a better path to raising campaign $$$. Plus he’s got the Rover superpac with plenty of money there for him...so I’m skeptical.

I think it’s just old fashioned hubris. He’s getting ticked off that one of the peasants is giving him a hard time and he’s not able to contain his wrath. So his tongue gets loose and he spouts off.

Regardless, here’s hoping he goes the way of Dewhurst.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 7:30:29 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: peyton randolph; All

That’s good news. Low interest / low turnout is bad news for Cornhole.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 9:49:36 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All right you Texans...make us proud and get out there and vote for any of the Republican “ANYONE BUT CORNYN” candidates for Senate. And get your conservative friends to do the same.

Volunteer and/or contribute to one of the “non-Cornyn” Republican candidates. YOU are in the vanguard and can draw first blood!!


30 posted on 02/19/2014 10:08:10 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: harpu

Good news. Thanks for posting.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 10:34:54 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: deport

Thanks. Please ping, if you can, if you post - or see it posted.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 10:36:16 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cornyn is trying for Democrat crossover votes in these nasty TEXAS open primary contests, hoping to scuttle the effective TEA Party counter to the over all Republican vote.

Cornyn must play hard for re-enforcements outside of the party to avoid a run off.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 11:03:20 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

COME ON, TEXAS!! START THIS BALL ROLLING!!


34 posted on 02/19/2014 11:42:16 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: Jane Long

I”ll ping when I find the first one on the SOS website.


35 posted on 02/19/2014 12:52:49 PM PST by deport
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To: thackney; Jane Long

Feb 18 data is up..

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/earlyvoting/2014/feb18.shtml


36 posted on 02/19/2014 3:09:56 PM PST by deport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In case you maybe interested the early voting data for the top 15 counties is
now up on the SOS website. I meant to include in the above ping but didn’t.

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/earlyvoting/2014/feb18.shtml


37 posted on 02/19/2014 3:12:00 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

Thank you.

Is that link going to show a running total?


38 posted on 02/19/2014 11:27:44 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: deport

Thank you.


39 posted on 02/20/2014 4:30:59 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It will show the current days vote and then the cumulative total including all the previous days.


40 posted on 02/20/2014 4:57:51 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Good.

Thank you.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 5:02:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: deport

Thanks. Looking good, so far, if I’m reading it correctly...

Harris Cty: R 59%/D 17%
Tarrant: R 74%/ D 30%
Fort Bend: R 57%/ D 06%
Montgomery: R 1.23%/ D 06%


42 posted on 02/20/2014 8:13:24 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: deport

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/earlyvoting/index.shtml

I’m using this to get totals.

I don’t seem to be able to find a cumulative link.


43 posted on 02/21/2014 5:52:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: deport

Sorry about the question.

The cumulative numbers ARE on the last date noted in the index.

Thanks.


44 posted on 02/21/2014 5:55:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The cumulative numbers ARE on the last date noted in the index.

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Correct as each daily report is posted it will include cumulative numbers. I wish they had a report for more counties but these 15 account for some 60% of the registered voters.

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/historical/mar2014.shtml


45 posted on 02/21/2014 6:04:53 AM PST by deport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/historical/counties.shtml

The above link gives some history of early voting by county. Some counties
participate more percentage wise than others but it seems the turnout has
grown steadily since EV inception.


46 posted on 02/21/2014 6:16:23 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Thank you. I’ll check it out.


47 posted on 02/21/2014 6:47:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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