Early Voting Begins, and Texas Democrats Are Hopeful

...a recent CBS News poll...found Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by only 3 percentage points in Texas — 46 to 43 percent...

Early Voting Begins, and Texas Democrats Are Hopeful

We Say: Riding the crest of a rising wave of positive poll numbers for Hillary, the Democrats are getting all starry-eyed over the thought of turning Texas Blue.

Maybe just a little lavender.

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Republished from TexasTribune.org, October 24, 2016. Image credit: image by SATP


Democrats pin hopes on a Donald Trump down-ballot effect to help them in the polls.

The Big Conversation

With early voting beginning [October 24] in Texas, registered voters across the Lone Star state will finally get the chance to start casting ballots in what has already proven to be a historic presidential election.

As the Tribune’s Patrick Svitek reports, a recent CBS News poll that found Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by only 3 percentage points in Texas — 46 to 43 percent — has some Texas Democrats hopeful they can make gains down the ballot. People “are telling us they are ready, they want to go vote … and Trump has a big role in that,” said Victoria Neave, who is taking on state Rep. Ken Sheets increasingly heated Dallas County race

Trump’s down-ballot effect is gaining the most attention in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, the state’s most contested race. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, is in a heated rematch with Pete Gallego, a Democrat from Alpine, and many Democrats are holding out hope that Trump’s controversial language will help Gallego win.

Texans looking to cast ballots can show one of the seven accepted types of photo ID. Voters who do not have one of the accepted documents and cannot “reasonably obtain” them can vote by signing a form swearing that they have a “reasonable impediment” from obtaining appropriate identification and by presenting an alternate form of ID.

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