Early Voting in Texas Tells An Interesting Story

425_20170731_texas_2000x1124

This fantastic image courtesy of Mother Jones

Today, Dallas News posted this attention-grabbing headline:

Texas Democrats’ early voting totals should ‘shock every conservative to their core,’ Abbott email says

We recently wrote about why Texas’ voter turnout is so low and what can be done about it. Increasing the turnout of Democratic voters in Texas can have a more outsize effect than with almost any other state.

But can that really happen? I mean, Texas is deep red, right? Well, look at this map from Gallup:

Screen Shot 2018-02-27 at 9.22.45 PM

Gallup asks people to identify which party they belong to and then shades the states according to how much one party is represented over the other. The states in gray are considered competitive because each party is represented nearly equally (5% difference or less.) Everyone says Texas is red, but … the map doesn’t reflect that.

If there is a year where there could be a big change in Texas, it sure looks like 2018 might be that year.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 30,720 other followers

 

 

Advertisements


Categories: Elections

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: