Skip to comments.Bad News for Cornyn: Early Voting Numbers Down in Texas (Vanity)
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
vote early, and often....(OOPSIE—wrong party)
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.
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!
I got to get out and do that. Got my list and ready to rock. Cornhole has got to go....
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.
Moderates are noted for their voter enthusiasm. Remember the enthusiastic crowds that moderates like Dole, McCain and Romney drew! < / sarcasm >
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...
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.
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.
Can't split the vote in the primary in Texas.
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.
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.
I’m aware of the 50+%, but it would be nice to know who is most likely to beat him in a runoff.
I think some of these names are on the ballot to cook the books, but I just dont know who is legitimate.
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.
Although of course I voted for Abbott, SECEDE Kilgore was pretty tempting, whoever he is.
Stovall may be a surprise to many.
Get cornholio into a runoff!
Stovall may be a surprise to many.
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.
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.
Yeah; I’ve been doing the same thing. A Stockman/Stovall Run-off...... can you say “Senator Stovall”?
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.
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.
That other tall phoney John Thune is a major disappointment too.
Palin endorsed Cruz.
Compared to Cornyn, Dewhurst is an unknown.
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.
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.
Early voting totals for past years:
Yes, but Cornyn has to get over 505 to avoid a run-off.
This kind of analysis led to predictions of a Romney landslide in 2012.
Capital idea! :D
Imagine the headline
Incumbent TX Senator swept out of Primary race, Top Two Challengers in Runoff
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.
Might as well. Vote fraud will never be stopped until Republicans are seen to be benefitting from it.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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!
I hate early voting.
Early voting to me is being first in line on election day.
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%.
Please see Rita OK’s post # 6 and my post # 46. Perhaps a bit off topic for now, but relevant for the future.
Very good news, jim. A little surprised Stovall didn’t rank among the top three. Thanks, very much.