AUSTIN, Texas — Polls are closed in the majority of Texas — voting remains open until 8 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Mountain time in the El Paso area — and the Texas Secretary of State has posted the early vote totals, with 100 percent reporting (early voting only). If the early vote totals are indicative of Election Day voting trends, tonight should be a very happy night indeed for the statewide Republican candidates.
Early vote totals for Republican and Democrat statewide candidates (minor party candidates omitted):
John Cornyn (R): 483,672 (60.11%)
David Alameel (D): 290,174 (36.06%)
Greg Abbott (R): 356,089 (60.50%)
Wendy Davis (D): 223,198 (37.92%)
Dan Patrick (R): 343,514 (58.76%)
Leticia Van de Putte (D): 226,917 (38.81%)
Ken Paxton (R): 348,486 (59.88%)
Sam Houston (D): 217,157 (37.31%)
Glenn Hegar (R): 341,964 (59.43%)
Mike Collier (D): 212,925 (37.00%)
George P. Bush (R): 477,054 (59.29%)
John Cook (D): 295,806 (36.76%)
Sid Miller (R): 449,581 (56.64%)
Jim Hogan (D): 306,689 (38.64%)
Ryan Sitton (R): 446,440 (56.04%)
Steve Brown (D): 307,881 (38.64%)
UPDATE: Konni Burton, the Republican running for Wendy Davis’ State Senate seat, is beating her Democrat opponent, Libby Willis, 52.08% to 46.07% (54,797 votes to 48,483 votes) in early voting for Tarrant County.
All data from the Texas Secretary of State website.
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