The Texas Supreme Court rejected a Republican bid to discount nearly 127,000 drive-thru votes from Harris County this weekend.
BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court DENIES petition seeking to toss out almost 127,000 Harris County votes cast in drive-… https://t.co/qyQxYWnRnS— Chuck Lindell (@Chuck Lindell) 1604255536
In the 2016 General Elections, Harris County swung to the Democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton, with 53.95% of the vote. Donald Trump garnered 41.61%.
Voters in Harris County showed up en masse, breaking their all-time voter turnout record with over 1.34 million voters.
Texas boasts 38 electoral college votes, the second most after California, which has 55.
The 2016 presidential election was one of the closer years by popular vote in Texas, with the Republican Party winning 52.2% of the votes and Democratic Party winning 43.2%.
The attempt to discount the thousands of ballots makes sense when taken into the context that, as a state, the Texas popular vote has swung to Republicans every year but one since 1972. With more voters showing up in a county that went to the Democrats, it could indicate that with the upsurge of voters in this year's election, Texas could be a major battleground. Even if, historically, it has not been.
According to CNN, the United States is on pace to see record numbers in voter turnout, "... we are on track to see a record 157 million people vote in 2020."
Election night in the U.S. is Tuesday, November 3, with Joe Biden challenging Donald Trump, the sitting president.
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