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Texas Early Votes Looking Good for GOP Candidates

Texas Early Votes Looking Good for GOP Candidates

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):

SENATOR

John Cornyn (R): 483,672 (60.11%)

David Alameel (D): 290,174 (36.06%)

GOVERNOR

Greg Abbott (R): 356,089 (60.50%)

Wendy Davis (D): 223,198 (37.92%)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Dan Patrick (R): 343,514 (58.76%)

Leticia Van de Putte (D): 226,917 (38.81%)

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Ken Paxton (R): 348,486 (59.88%)

Sam Houston (D): 217,157 (37.31%)

COMPTROLLER

Glenn Hegar (R): 341,964 (59.43%)

Mike Collier (D): 212,925 (37.00%)

LAND COMMISSIONER

George P. Bush (R): 477,054 (59.29%)

John Cook (D): 295,806 (36.76%)

AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER

Sid Miller (R): 449,581 (56.64%)

Jim Hogan (D): 306,689 (38.64%)

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

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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