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Texas sees massive turnout on first day of early voting

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Texas is reportedly seeing a massive turnout at the polls on the first day of early voting in the midterm elections as Sen. Ted Cruz continues to face a tough reelection from Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas). 
 
According to The Texas Tribune, several of the largest counties in the state saw a larger turnout at the polls on Monday than they saw on the first day of the 2014 midterm elections.
 
Dallas County reportedly saw a combined 55,384 votes from those who voted in person and mailed in their votes on Monday, a jump from the nearly 26,000 votes that were cast on the first day of early voting in the 2014 midterm elections.
 
The San Antonio Express News reported Bexar County saw more than 24,000 votes that were cast in person by 4 pm on Monday, in comparison to the 13,436 votes it received in person on the first day in 2014. 
 
Midland County Election Administrator Deborah Land also told The Tribune that the small county saw 3,546 votes cast on Monday out of the 84,945 voters registered in the county. According to Land, only 756 voted in the county on the first day in 2014. 
 
Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D) home county, El Paso County, also reportedly a record turnout of 17,131 on Monday by 7 pm. 
 
Though Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate in decades, a number of polls have pointed to a narrowing margin between both candidates.  
 
Cruz leads O'Rourke by 7 percent in an average of recent polling, according to RealClearPolitics. 

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