Texas cast 8.96 million ballots in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website
Nearly 433,000 people went to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots, bringing the total number of personal votes to more than 8 million, according to the Texas State Department website.
Mail ballots, which continue to flow from across the state, represent more than 947,000 votes so far.
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has personally extended early voting by an extra week in the run-up to the pandemic. However, it does impose restrictions on the rejection of polling stations in one county, regardless of population or region.
Voting by mail requires an excuse in Texas and is limited to residents aged 65 and over, the sick or disabled, or inmates, but otherwise eligible to vote. Voters outside the county on early voting or Election Day are also eligible to vote by mail.
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