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 ...
Read the debate in the comments of this article (great stuff):
If this turns out to be something that burns the Dems in battleground states, all the posters who were so scathingly critical of Operation Chaos here on FR (because that Obama guy hasn't got a chance...) will owe Limbaugh an apology.
Austin, Houston and Dallas are blue.
The rest of this state are red red red....
And loving it!
The MSM wants to ignore anything that will keep them from depressing the McCain vote and from energizing the Left.
Is Lake Travis in Travis County? Some of those homes must be Pubbies!! (I went to Lake Travis about 10 years ago - nice lake!!)
Get yer guns up, Red Raiders! WooHOOO!!!!
(Probably wishful thinking, I know).
An Aggie Fan - (we’ve got ‘em all in our family - Red Raiders, Longhorns, Aggies..even a Cougar!)
Yep, and though Dallas proper is blue, the ring of towns in the surrounding metroplex are purple or red. I count about a 12 - 1 ratio in yard signs up in the Carrollton area, in favor of McCain. Thus far Obama has been winning the bumper sticker count, but in the past two weeks I'm seeing that trend reverse. Late-comers are always welcome, as long as they make it to the party by 11/4.
Agreed!!!!!!!.......in NW Austin there are quite a few of us conservative with our Mccain / Palin signs in full view......
Yep. There was no action in the Pubbie Primary by our Election Day.
This is our time. TECH WILL BEAT u.t. We are tired of being the step brother!!!!
Go Tech .... beat the horns.
Through Wednesday, turnout in Republican dominated counties was running about 40%, mixed counties about 30%, and Democrat dominated counties about 20%.
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