The Texas Tribune has the first day early voting turnout figures, and they break them down by the most populous to the least. Overall:
In the first day of early voting, 474,938 Texans cast in-person ballots and 214,675 cast mail-in ballots in the 30 counties where most registered voters in the state — 78 percent — live. That turnout equals 34.3 percent of the total votes cast in those counties during the entire two-week early voting period in the last midterm election in 2014. So far this year, 5.6 percent of the 12.3 million registered voters in those 30 counties have voted.
I was taking a look at some of the larger counties. It confirms that Harris County where Houston is higher than in 2014. I don’t know if Houston is remotely Democratic to be honest. I do know that Dallas County where Dallas is a Republican county, at least last time I checked. And I think that Fort Worth area is the same. The next ones are where San Antonio and Austin are, and I believe I heard that there were Democrats out in those cities.
Main point is that turnout is higher than 2014. Will it keep up? I don’t know. But the Texas Tribune will keep updating this site.
So what do you Texan Kossacks think of this data?