At Conservative Read by Chris --
It only took until 3pm on Monday to
set a new first-day, early-voting record in El Paso County, Texas. By
the end of the day, the 19,000-plus participants doubled the old record
Sunshine Castro, who took part in early voting at an El Paso library,
said, “I went in there and everybody was surprised that the line went
all the way to the other side of the library. I haven’t seen it like
The surge in early-voting interest in Texas may be linked to how
close the presidential race is there, compared with previous elections.
Data from RealClearPolitics, which combined five Texas presidential
polls, shows Hillary Clinton is trailing Donald Trump by just five
points. To put that into context, Texas has not been won by a Democrat
since Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford in 1976.