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Bad News for Cornyn: Early Voting Numbers Down in Texas (Vanity)
News92FM ^ | February 21, 2014 | Din Maker

Posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:39 AM PST by Din Maker

Bad news for John Cornyn: Early voting down in Texas. Low turnout always benefits the "crawl over glass" Conservatives and die-hards. The first day of voting in Harris County (Houston) Texas was 15,000; and that includes the all mail in ballots that had been received. Now, this total includes those who voted in the Democrat Primary as well as the GOP Primary. You can figure only 50% of the votes were GOP (This is Houston after all.) That's worse news for Cornyn. Only 7,000 GOP in person, and mail, votes in Harris County the first day???? Wow!

On the two opposite sides of the State (East and West) turnout was lower than 2010. Orange County on the extreme East side of Texas had 999 GOP Primary Voters the first TWO days of Early voting. And in the very populated Lubbock County, to the West, early voting numbers the first day was 899 (Dem and GOP TOTAL). Texas always has low voter turnout (48th in the nation.) But, this year it seems it is going to be extremely low if this trend continues. And not helping matters, they are predicting more freezing temps for parts of Texas (even in the southeast portion of the State) for next week; the last days of Early Voting which ends Feb. 28th.

This is good news for our team. Tea Partiers and die-hard Conservatives will get to the polls no matter what. And, in Texas' Primary in 2012, only 16.4 of the voters turned out for the RUN-OFF Election; in which Ted Cruz defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst by 8 percentage points.

I like the way this is looking for our team


TOPICS: US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cornyn; earlyvoting; johncornyn; texas
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I agree with another FReeper who said, yesterday, that it is important to vote. A Primary vote counts as 10 votes when compared to the General Election.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:39 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

vote early, and often....(OOPSIE—wrong party)


2 posted on 02/21/2014 11:47:36 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Din Maker

My mom is following really BAD establishment republican voter guides. Luckily, I caught her before she sent in her ballot (allowed since she’s in her 70’s.) I told her that Cornyn is a sell-out and an enemy of conservatives.

No telling how many other otherwise conservative seniors are duped by these voter guides.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 11:50:08 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Din Maker

There’s probably a bunch out there that don’t trust early voting and will vote on the 4th.

Either way, looking good for a runoff. We can remove both republican leaders of the senate in one fell swoop in May!


4 posted on 02/21/2014 11:57:45 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Din Maker

I got to get out and do that. Got my list and ready to rock. Cornhole has got to go....


5 posted on 02/21/2014 12:00:29 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Din Maker; justiceseeker93

Days and days of Early voting advantages the street operation of the Democrat machine, as TEXAS sits on “blue” dynamite about to blow. Immigrating socialists in, and 80% of TEXAS schools full of Common Core indoctrination, this shouldn’t take long.

Brace yourself.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 12:04:24 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Din Maker

Moderates are noted for their voter enthusiasm. Remember the enthusiastic crowds that moderates like Dole, McCain and Romney drew! < / sarcasm >


7 posted on 02/21/2014 12:05:16 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706

Here in Kaufman County, we don’t get paper ballots until March 4th - the day we will walk in to vote. I don’t care how long I stand in line at 7am...


8 posted on 02/21/2014 12:05:41 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: Din Maker

I look for a lot of GOP support to come John Cornyn’s way if it looks like he could lose.
If he can be taken down any of the other go along get along scum can be.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 12:07:45 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Din Maker

There are 8 names on the Republican ballot for US Senator. All you have to do is spread those 7 names out equally and Cornyn will still come out ahead. I’ve NEVER heard a peep from one of his 7 opponents but I hear ads all day long for Cornyn. I think some of these names are on the ballot to cook the books, but I just don’t know who is legitimate.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 12:13:28 PM PST by Alissa
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To: Alissa
No, that's not how it works. If each of those challengers takes votes from Cornyn, and he doesn't get 50%+1, he goes to a run-off with the number 2 vote getter.

Can't split the vote in the primary in Texas.

/johnny

11 posted on 02/21/2014 12:21:45 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RitaOK
Hardly. The picture in Texas isn't quite so dire as you would like for it to be.

/johnny

12 posted on 02/21/2014 12:24:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Alissa

Stockman and Stovall are definitely legitimate contenders, but all seven have the sure chance of drawing votes, away from Cornyn. Holding him under 51% of the primary vote total means a run off election between him (Cornyn) and the one challenger who who attained the highest number of votes among all the challengers.

The people decide who is legitimate, by reading and listening and researching—becoming informed, and showing their support with their political action, their time and money, if they can.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 12:27:38 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Alissa

I have been to many, many candidate forums, and have seen several of the folks running. There are three quality Constitutional Conservatives with Tea Party credentials and/or leanings, and at least two are Veterans. The problem is MONEY. Without money, it is nearly impossible to get your name out, especially in a state as big as Texas. Money is excruciatingly hard to raise against an incumbent, because incumbents “always” win. Once people see that things are looking like an incumbent might be replaced, after voting has started, it is often too late to jump in and turn the tide toward a good candidate that was out there all along.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 12:28:24 PM PST by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! www.sendmetocongress.us)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m aware of the 50+%, but it would be nice to know who is most likely to beat him in a runoff.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 12:29:52 PM PST by Alissa
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To: Alissa

I think some of these names are on the ballot to cook the books, but I just don’t know who is legitimate.
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Reid Reasor, Linda Vega, Ken Cope and Dwayne Stovall are all “legitimate”. Stockman has a whole helluva lot of baggage. He’s been my Congressman both times he served. But, I’m voting for Stovall because I believe he is the only one who can “possibly” get more votes than Stockman and face Cornyn in the run-off election. Cornyn and Company are holding a whole lot of dirt on Stockman because they figure he is the only one who has a chance of facing him in the run-off. Between the Primary March 4th and the run-off it will all come out and we will probably be stuck with Cornyn for another 6 years.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 12:30:30 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: JRandomFreeper

Although of course I voted for Abbott, SECEDE Kilgore was pretty tempting, whoever he is.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 12:31:05 PM PST by txhurl
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To: LTC.Ret
The election that Cruz won didn't see Cruz getting any real money, name recognition, or endorsements until the run-off with Dewhurst. When it was a 2-man race, Cruz got plenty of money and endorsements. No endorsements from the GOP-E, of course, but they hardly count.

/johnny

18 posted on 02/21/2014 12:31:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Alissa
Anyone is likely to beat him in a run-off. Whoever goes to run-off with him will get the name recognition, money and endorsements.

Stovall may be a surprise to many.

/johnny

19 posted on 02/21/2014 12:33:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Din Maker

Get cornholio into a runoff!


20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:35:34 PM PST by Viennacon (M)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Stovall may be a surprise to many.
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I pray that he is one of the top two vote getters. I truly believe he is the only chance we have for victory. My reasoning in my Post #16.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 12:39:07 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Viennacon

22 posted on 02/21/2014 12:43:33 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Din Maker
I'm pulling for a Stovall/Stockman run-off, with Cornyn not invited to the dance. ;)

/johnny

23 posted on 02/21/2014 12:44:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I had to early vote since I’m working long distance on march 4th. Stovall got my vote. Out with the phoney RINO backstabber of conservatives. Peed me off when Corny voted for cloture and dumped on fellow Texan Ted Cruz. That other tall phoney John Thune is a major disappointment too.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 12:48:54 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah; I’ve been doing the same thing. A Stockman/Stovall Run-off...... can you say “Senator Stovall”?


25 posted on 02/21/2014 12:49:43 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: JRandomFreeper

I would suspect that if we can at least get Cornyn involved in a run-off with anyone, the money part will be a lot different than with Dewhurst and Cruz. Washington is not about to turn loose of Cornyn even if they have to empty Fort Knox and run ads 24/7 to get him re-elected. He is just too big a tool for the Democrat party.

Compared to Cornyn, Dewhurst is an unknown.

Our family will never vote for Cornyn again for anything.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 12:49:51 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You mean, not *yet*, I presume.

Let’s just hope the Texas fuse is not already lit one day, BEFORE a suggestion shows up, on how the hell “dire” it is.

I simply hate to play defense, but that’s just me.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 12:50:29 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: tflabo

That other tall phoney John Thune is a major disappointment too.
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Big Time!


28 posted on 02/21/2014 12:50:37 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

http://texansforstovall.com/


29 posted on 02/21/2014 12:51:49 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Grams A
Not so.. The GOP-E simply shoveled money at Dewhurst. He had endorsements from everybody in the GOP-E including Gov. Perry.

Palin endorsed Cruz.

/johnny

30 posted on 02/21/2014 12:52:35 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Grams A

Compared to Cornyn, Dewhurst is an unknown.
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Hmmmm....... I have to disagree. Dewhurst is an icon in Texas. I can’t stomach the guy, but, he is very well known in Texas. Hell, he’s been around a gazillion years.


31 posted on 02/21/2014 12:52:45 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker; All
To All of You who have friends or relatives voting for Cornyn: Make sure you remind them of the Primary on March 5th.
32 posted on 02/21/2014 12:55:15 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

You want to keep up with the early voting totals in the top 15 counties in Texas then
go to the following link. It gives both Republican, Democrat, and cumulative
totals for both in person and mail ballots. I wish they showed all the 254 counties
but the top 15 or some 60% of the registered voters.

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

Early voting totals for past years:
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/earlyvoting/archive.shtml


33 posted on 02/21/2014 12:56:21 PM PST by deport
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To: Alissa

Yes, but Cornyn has to get over 505 to avoid a run-off.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 12:57:04 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Din Maker

This kind of analysis led to predictions of a Romney landslide in 2012.


35 posted on 02/21/2014 12:58:30 PM PST by dangus
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To: Din Maker

Capital idea! :D


36 posted on 02/21/2014 12:59:00 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Imagine the headline

Incumbent TX Senator swept out of Primary race, Top Two Challengers in Runoff


37 posted on 02/21/2014 12:59:36 PM PST by txhurl
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To: JRandomFreeper
When it was a 2-man race, Cruz got plenty of money and endorsements. No endorsements from the GOP-E, of course, but they hardly count.

Yep the Cruz victory was awesome. Hopefully Corny is out of there...
38 posted on 02/21/2014 1:03:03 PM PST by drinktheobamakoolaid (If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: txhurl
People are pissed off at Cornyn. It's within the range of possible for that to happen.

/johnny

39 posted on 02/21/2014 1:08:06 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I hadn’t even considered it until you brought it up last night.

I’m thinking the GOPe is starting to regret openly declaring war on TEA.


40 posted on 02/21/2014 1:15:33 PM PST by txhurl
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To: ken5050
vote early, and often...

Might as well. Vote fraud will never be stopped until Republicans are seen to be benefitting from it.

41 posted on 02/21/2014 2:18:29 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks everyone for your replies regarding the 8 candidates on the Republican ballot for US Senate. In my mailbox this afternoon was a multiple page brochure from the Texas Conservative Review with their endorsements. At the top was John Cornyn for Senate, but they also are endorsing a couple of others that I am leaning towards voting for: Greg Abbott & Dan Patrick. Their other endorsements not so much. Does anyone have any info on the Texas Conservative Review?


42 posted on 02/21/2014 3:33:02 PM PST by Alissa
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To: Alissa
My two biggies this year are Cornyn and Dewhurst. Both MUST go.

I voted for Stovall and Staples in those races.

If you are here in Texas, you should know that governor doesn't really matter. The governor has less actual power than the Lt. Governor.

The governor in Texas can't even pardon someone without getting permission from a board first.

/johnny

43 posted on 02/21/2014 3:41:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Yes, I moved here in 1992, so I've been here long enough to know the Governor is mostly a face, but one that can get elected to the presidency. The LtGov is the workhorse that get things done.

Mostly, I'm concerned about this big expensive brochure published by the TX Conservative Review that is endorsing people I was not leaning towards voting for, i.e. Barry Smitherman for Atty Gen. I'm thinking of voting for Ken Paxton for Atty Gen. I think this is an extremely important position in these times of Fed over reach. The other thing I've learned is that the Railroad Commissioner has a lot of clout and they are endorsing Malachi Boyuls, when I was leaning towards Wayne Christian. If any TX Freepers have any insight on these endorsements, I have open ears. Thanks in advance for any info.

BTW the brochure states that they have endorsed "the most conservative candidate in each contest."

44 posted on 02/21/2014 3:57:29 PM PST by Alissa
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To: Alissa
I did some research on Texas Conservative Review. I do that a little differently than most. I started with their web site, and did a whois query for the DNS responsible information. It's a web site by an individual out of Houston, Texas.

Doing some more digging, about 10 people per day hit the site.

In my opinion, they aren't anyone of any importance. I'm thinking they probably get paid by the candidates to say nice things.

/johnny

45 posted on 02/21/2014 4:41:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RitaOK; ExTexasRedhead; Marcella; jimbo123; potlatch; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; stockpirate; ...
Days and days of Early voting advantages the street operation of the Democrat machine...

Worth repeating, and it applies to all states in which early voting is an accepted practice! Republicans may be the dominant party in Texas now, but the 'rats are working diligently for a future takeover, based largely on immigration of uneducated peons from south of the border and - insofar as they can get away with it - corruption of election procedure via cheating and fraud. And, as RitaOK posted, early voting gives the cheaters and fraudsters more cracks in the system.

If it's happened in other states, it can happen in Texas. Keep on guard, Texans!

46 posted on 02/21/2014 5:48:47 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I hate early voting.

Early voting to me is being first in line on election day.


47 posted on 02/21/2014 5:55:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RitaOK

I just saw some poll numbers for Texas registered voters. Sample is very questionable and I don’t think captures Tea Party voters at all and is not reflective of turnout. Kind of Low Information Voters:

Top 3 vote getters: Cornyn, Stockman and Vega. And Cornyn isn’t close to 50%.


48 posted on 02/21/2014 6:01:17 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Din Maker; ken5050; cotton1706; fwdude; 12th_Monkey; RebelTXRose; Vigilanteman; Alissa; ...

Please see Rita OK’s post # 6 and my post # 46. Perhaps a bit off topic for now, but relevant for the future.


49 posted on 02/21/2014 6:03:52 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: jimbo123

Very good news, jim. A little surprised Stovall didn’t rank among the top three. Thanks, very much.


50 posted on 02/21/2014 6:11:22 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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