OK Texas Kossacks: Texas Tribune on 1st Day Early Voting. You All Tell Me What This Means…

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?