Skip to comments.Vote is in for many Texans (More Dems voting - looks more like Operation Chaos)
Posted on 10/31/2008 7:08:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
AUSTIN Early voting is big in Texas this year.
Ten days into this year's 12-day early voting period, 2.7 million people in the state's 15 largest counties had cast their ballots, compared with 1.7 million who had voted at the same point four years ago.
....Democrats are turning out in bigger numbers than Republicans in Harris County, according to one analysis. Early voting historically has been dominated by Republicans.
Leland Beatty, a Democratic consultant, said 42 percent of early voters had voted in Democratic primaries and 20.6 percent in Republican primaries.
Republican pollster Mike Baselice said he thinks Democratic early voting numbers are high because so many participated in the primary between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. He said some of those voters will vote Republican in the general election.
"Nobody should be that excited about the turnout this far," he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
And I bet a lot of those Democrats who are voting are PUMAs. They keep forgetting that Hillary won the Texas primary....
I am one of those Hillary primary voters. I now get mailings from the democrats. Pretty funny....
Bingo. I voted in the Dim primary. Of course, voted GOP for general election.
Dims plan to disrupt the polls on election day. Watch out!
I think this is crap.....for every 1 nobama sigh, bumper sticer, etc. I must see a hundred for McCain/Palin.
Oh, but Austin is the little dim love nest, wanna be. Texas will never go blue.
Is this a joke? Harris County is the most highly-populated black county in Texas. Half of New Orleans moved to Harris County after Katrina. Of course Harris County had a high Dem. turnout. That’s like saying Travis county is showing much higher Dem. turnout — I’ll bet there are only 7 Republicans in Travis to begin with. You hide and watch. They’ll tout Travis County next — forget Lubbock County in the north where 83% turnout has been Republican.
I am also a Hillary primary voter (op Chaos) that voted for Mac in Texas last weekend. I have a feeling there are many of us....
Spoke to soon, yes foot in mouth. My humble apologies
Not to worry, I'm one of those who voted in the dim primary ... as are several dozen of my friends.
Does anyone know what accomadations are being made in the counties affected by the hurricane?
Pubbies and folks like me Independents are a minority in Austin and Travis County. It really seems so as the Dems have not a lock but pretty close over many many years.
The county north of us (Williamson) doesn’t seem to have that problem. Pretty staunch conservative and Pubbies county over the years.
Guess Austin’s bumper sticker is a town sticker: “Keep Austin Weird!” Many are. ‘-)
As for Travis County and Austin there have been some conservative that run under the Dem title and the Pubbie title. Although they are no where near a majority. There are some good ones, conservatives, around.
I think this is great.
Another example that polling “science” is about as accurate as global warming bs.
“Oh, but Austin is the little dim love nest, wanna be. Texas will never go blue”.
...I lived in Austin for 8 years (1992-2000) and I just don’t remember it being half as liberal as when I went back to visit this past March. There were BO signs everywhere.
......"I would have preferred to be able to tell people on Election Day, 'If you're from Galveston, go to the poll where you are,' " Eiland said.
Godinich says that displaced voters can avoid problems by casting a ballot during early voting, Oct. 20-31, or casting an absentee ballot by mail by Oct. 28.
The storm destroyed voting precincts on Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula, reducing the countywide number from 72 to 61, Godinich said.....
I heard that Austin was full of Ron Paul signs before March 4 too; the signs unfortuantely (or fortunately) mean relative little.
We live in Williamson County and you are right as rain. There are McCain/Palin signs all over the place up here. Every time we are foolish enough to actually vote on election day (as opposed to early voting) we end up standing in a very long line for the Republican table to check in. It’s a great thing!
TX can “go blue”. It’s a matter of demographics pending.
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