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Old 03-03-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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This past weeks primary vote in Texas was remarkable for two reasons:

Record turnout
Most added turnout were DNC voters

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...l-12724600.php
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:25 PM
 
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This past weeks primary vote in Texas was remarkable for two reasons:

Record turnout
Most added turnout were DNC voters

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...l-12724600.php
I love to see this kind of Democratic turnout in a red state.
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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TEXAS IS GOING BLUE - Strick up the band and plan the parade.
Get out the Pink Tennis Shoes & Tampon earrings!!!
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Which side has the most to win or lose in the primaries for starters? With the exception of an presidentual year who turns out to vote in the primaries has little if any impact on the general election? Are I right on that one? At this stage who is voting early means nothing or very little. Oh and the article appeared in the Houston paper which is something else again.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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This past weeks primary vote in Texas was remarkable for two reasons:

Record turnout
Most added turnout were DNC voters

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...l-12724600.php

This is somewhat misleading.
Yes, there was a larger turnout among voters who identified as Democrats.
But were they all members of the DNC?

One does not automatically equal the other.

More accurate to say “Dem” turnout higher...

That’s a good thing.

DNC, not so much.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:12 AM
 
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The same was reported for Dallas county. The turn out for Democrats exceeded that of Republicans. However, the surrounding counties showed Republicans exceeding Democrats.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I hope Trump heads right down there and helps the GOP out . After all, he did so great for Roy Moore !

When Trump shows up, it is like the kiss of death for the Republican party. They probably have told him Air Force one is in the shop for repairs so that he can't travel anywhere and ruin their chances in another election.

Looks like the tide is turning, and every day Trump does more and more to make that happen.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:48 AM
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It will be interesting to see the numbers from Tuesday, if the trend holds up. However, when one gets down to it, there are still more Republican voters than Democratic voters here in Texas.

I also found it interesting that, for the first time in 25 years, the Democrats have fielded a challenger in all 36 Congressional districts.

I imagine Governor Abbott will win his bid. However, our resident Canadian Senator, Ted Cruz, may be in some trouble.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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Turn out for early voting measures nothing about winners and losers. Most people do early voting these days. The lines are way longer than on election day.

The first Tuesday after there first Monday in November will tell the tale.

IMO, there has not been any decent new candidates in Harris county in years. This year, I would be satisfied with any of the 4 top runners in the Congressional district 7 race.

But, not many of my neighbors give a damn about a primary. They think their vote doesn't matter or it is God's will.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Early Voting Could Point to Hillary Clinton Victory Well Before Nov. 8.....
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/u...istration.html


Sometimes early and primary voting just ain't all that big of a deal.
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