Texas surpassed the 2016 voter turnout record Friday morning
ByFunAsia 30 Oct 2020 10:17 AM 225

On Friday, early morning, more Texas residents have now voted early either in person or by mail than the entire Texas vote count during the last presidential election.

The Texas Secretary of State announced that the state surpassed the 2016 voter turnout record Friday morning.

More than 9 million Texans have voted for the 2020 presidential election. That's more than half of all registered voters in the state and the highest number of early votes in the state's history.

Almost four years ago, about 8.9 million total ballots were cast in Texas for the presidential post.

Governor Greg Abbott extended the early voting period by six days this year amidst the pandemic. The plan was to keep people away from the crowd and vote early on Election Day.

Today is the final day of early voting.

Election day is Tuesday.

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