Party Politics

Party Politics 80: Early Voting Bonanza!

Turnout in early voting is at record levels

People line up to vote at the Harris County Public Library North Channel Branch, in the Channelview area, on October 22, 2018

Early voting is underway and voters are participating all over Texas in big numbers!  Early voting numbers in the midterm election are approaching presidential year levels and are breaking all kinds of records. Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down the impact of the swell of voters and discuss what this means for races up and down the ballot.

NATIONAL TOPICS:

Mail bombs draw attention to the coarseness of political discourse
-Sandra Day O’Connor diagnosed with dementia
-Trump Administration considers redefining rules on transgender individuals
-SCOTUS sides with Trump Administration by blocking questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about census citizenship inquiry
-New migrant caravans forming in Central America – what are the political implications less than two weeks until the election?

TEXAS TOPICS:

-Houston Trump rally recap – did it move or motivate Texas voters?
Prairie View A & M University students sue Waller County for not providing enough voting locations
-Austin: Boil water notice due to floodwaters
Child foster care system court ruling – what does this mean for Texas’ broken foster care system?
-Justin Nelson kicked out of parking lot for “mugshot mobile”

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