Texas Democrats see big jump in turnout on first day of early voting


In the state’s 15 counties with the most registered voters, 51 percent more Democrats voted Tuesday, the first day of early voting for the party’s March 6 primary, than voted on the first day of early of voting for the 2014 Democratic primary.

Meanwhile, the number of Republican primary voters on Tuesday increased by just 16 percent in those 15 counties, compared with the first day of early voting in the 2014 GOP primary, a comparable, midterm election with most statewide offices on the ballot.

Dissatisfaction with the leadership of President Donald Trump and the Republican-held Congress and more contested Democratic races across the state might help explain the jump in Democratic turnout on the opening day of the 12-day early voting period, according to political analysts.

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