• Tue. Apr 20th, 2021


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Two weeks until Election Day, Democrats have a big lead in early voting

The vote totals, which are up more than 350 percent from this time in 2016, have caught the attention of party officials in many states, with state Democratic parties saying the results are a return on an investment.

“The Texas Democratic Party has put a lot of investment into ensuring that Texas turns blue, and we’re seeing this investment play out in real-time,” said Abhi Rahman, communications director for the Texas Democratic Party. “This is a good start but we have to continue to do the work. We’re not taking anything for granted.”

Texas Republicans see it differently, according to the state’s GOP communication director, Luke Twombly, who said: “We expect to see our share of the turnout percentage climb with each passing day.”

Tony Zammit, communications director for Michigan’s Republican Party, thinks the party has an advantage over state Democrats due to door-knocking in large numbers.

“We have a comprehensive strategy on getting out votes, focusing on absentee ballots but more on Election Day,” he said.

Zammit also expects Republican voters to show up come Nov. 3.

“We feel pretty confident that when votes are counted that the Republican Party will be victorious,” he said.