We tracked how many Texans turned out to vote early this year compared to 2008 and 2012. By the end of early voting, 3,665,031 Texans cast in-person ballots in the state’s 10 counties with the largest voting age population breaking turnout records across the state.
Since we don;t register by party, we have no way to know if the increase is due to greater activity by Democrats or Republicans. The conventional wisdom is that higher turnout benefits Democrats. We will soon see.