Texas Elections 2018

What Houston-Area Voters Are Thinking As They Head To The Polls

What we’re hearing from voters on this election day.

News 88.7 is checking in with voters at polling locations in the Houston area as election day kicks off.

Campaign yard signs posted outside Spring Branch Middle School on November 6, 2018.

For many in 7th District of Texas, the race between Republican Representative John Culberson and Democratic challenger Lizzie Panel Fletcher has animated the run-up to election day.

News 88.7’s Laura Isensee caught up with voters in that district. One voter, Dwayne Mollard, said his views as a conservative led him to vote for Culberson even though he doesn’t always agree with the Congressman’s voting record.

 

 

“I feel like he would represent my views more closely,” Mollard said, adding that he had seen many negative ads about both candidates.  

Voter Jackie Reed says she hopes to see an attitude change across the country and in Texas.

 

 

“We’ve just been in a rut for too long that needs to change and we’ve got some new people that have got some newer, younger, better ideas I think and that’s what we need,” Reed said.

Voter Fauzia Aburubia moved to the United States from Lybia. Aburubia told Laura Isensee she is registered as a Republican but in this election has considered some Democratic candidates.

 

 

Aburubia says the current administration’s immigration policies made her think twice. 

“When I see how they handle it, it really gets me worried about my grandkids,” Aburubia said.

Another voter, Chloe Espenan, said immigration is also an issue driving her to the polls, among others, such as the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Espenan said she does not usually vote in the midterms, but decided to this time.

 

 

“I don’t know if my vote really matters, but like I wanted to come vote in case it did,” Espenan said.

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