Early votes in Texas have already surpassed all the statewide ballots cast for Trump in 2016
Early voting in Texas started only a week ago, but the Lone Star State already leads the US in turnout.
In fact, more Texans have now cast their ballots for the upcoming presidential election than the total number of people in the state who voted for then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2016.
That's about 4.7 million people who have voted ahead of Election Day, according to the US Elections Project, just over the 4.68 million votes previously cast for Trump, who won the state by 9 percentage points in 2016.
This figure contributes to an immense wave of voter enthusiasm sweeping across the country, which is on track to shatter records for early turnout. With two weeks left until November 3, at least 35 million people so far have voted by mail or in person, according to data collected by the US Elections Project. That number represents nearly a quarter of the total votes counted in the 2016 presidential election.https://www.businessinsider.com/early-voters-texas-exceed-states-total-trump-turnout-2016-2020-10