March 2, 2020/Media, Press

BREAKING: Texas Democratic Primary Exceeds 1 Million Early Voters

Austin, TX — The early vote totals are in: Texas Democratic primary voters have now exceeded one million total voters, greatly surpassing 2016. 

Full Early Vote Totals Can be Seen Below (As of Monday, March 2 at 7:30 AM)

All Counties

Democratic Primary Voters

Cumulative In-Person Voters   

Cumulative By Mail Voters   

Cumulative In-Person And Mail Voters   

TOTAL

883,702

116,614

1,000,316


Totals from the top 15 Counties (As of Monday, March 2 at 7:30 AM)

Furthermore, in the most populous 15 counties, Democratic vote totals shattered that of Republicans, with over 200k more Democratic voters than Republican.

County (2/28/20)   

Democrat Voters   

Republican Voters   

HARRIS

139,256

104,787

DALLAS

94,048

40,996

TARRANT

69,508

68,485

BEXAR

90,162

47,101

TRAVIS

108,721

22,901

COLLIN

40,664

41,400

DENTON

33,672

41,366

EL PASO

33,071

9,119

FORT BEND

34,146

37,812

HIDALGO

46,327

7,093

WILLIAMSON

29,621

23,555

MONTGOMERY

10,673

35,936

GALVESTON

10,075

17,200

CAMERON

20,159

4,596

BRAZORIA

10,163

24,318

Total

770,266

526,665

Overall, Republican turnout from 2016 in the top 15 counties remained stagnant while Democratic turnout rose significantly.

Other findings include:

  • Steep Democratic rise in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin Counties.

  • Democrats outvoted Republicans in the battleground of Tarrant County.

  • Over 54,000 more Democrats voted in Harris County than in 2016.

  • Fort Bend County Democratic early vote nearly doubled 2016.

  • Bexar County turnout nearly doubled from 2016, with 90,162 early voters.

Bottom Line: Texas Democrats are Energized and Ready to Win in November.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Turnout for Texas Democrats has skyrocketed and exceeded our expectations, with over 1 million voters in the early vote. Texas Democrats are fired up, energized, and ready to win in November.

“This is our moment. We have strong candidates across the state who are fighting for better healthcare access, quality jobs, and a first-class, Texas education that empowers our children to get ahead. Texas Democrats are fighting for this because our values are Texas values.

“Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country. Our movement will win the White House, take out John Cornyn, flip Congressional seats, break the supermajority in the Texas Senate, take back the Texas House, and win hundreds of local races across the state.”

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