Friday, February 23, 2018


Yesterday I rejected a troll comment claiming the Democratic vote turn out was down 40% in Cameron county.  Evidence - none - reality - totally a lie.

While it is impossible to know for sure, it appears early voting for Cameron county only elections, will surpass the 2014 numbers.  When you look to the 2014 numbers you must look to the difference in votes for statewide office or offices which cross county lines, and those simply cast for Cameron county offices.

Given the numbers at this point and the number of days left to early voting it appears we will surpass 2014 numbers.

Texas is a Red Red state, but the fact more Democrats have turned out statewide in early voting raises the question, is Texas moving Blue. Yes the Republicans will take all statewide offices, but the margin will be smaller than in the past.

"AUSTIN, Texas — Democrats in Texas are early voting in large numbers ahead of the first primary elections before the 2018 midterms, stoking party optimism that backlash to President Donald Trump won’t escape the biggest conservative state in the country.
More Democrats have cast ballots than Republicans since early voting began this week in Texas, according to state election figures released Thursday, and turnout among Democrats is up 46 percent over the last midterm elections in 2014. For Republicans, meanwhile, turnout is basically flat."
It is sad there is no big name at the top of the ballot for the Texas Democrats.  With Gilbert Hinojosa running the Party no one wanted to spend the time running for Governor.  Lupe Valdez, the lead Democrat and current sheriff of Dallas County will not be able to overcome Governor Abbott short of a miracle.
But if these numbers hold, November could be interesting as Texas moves closer to Blue, but not quite there.


BobbyWC said...

I cannot speak to every polling place, but I have voted at the Central Library and even the Church in Southmost which use to do early voting and not once have I ever heard an election official speaking Spanish. So comment rejected

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Mr. BWC I understand your concern. I am NOT trying to be politically bias, I am a woman with a graduate degree in languages. I consider myself someone that votes on issues and candidates rather than party affiliation. I did vote in the democratic primary mostly because I am more familiar with some of the candidates, their political history and voting on local issues. I did experience such an issue and since it's your blog you have the choice of placing it for public view or not. That same place had the issue back when there were write-in candidates for the tax assessor collector position and voters were not informed who those people were and in what part of the voting booth their names were displayed. During that time, many of my friends and neighbors told me they wanted to vote for anyone but Yzaguirre but left the line blank because they had no other options.
Thank you for your comment.

BobbyWC said...

I voted in Southmost. Everyone addressed me in English. But while voting they were speaking Spanish. If someone cannot get assistance in English, as the witness they should report it.

Bobby WCV