I was half expecting to wait in line this morning when I went to my Collin County, Texas, voting station down the street where my wife and I live.
It didn’t happen. We walked, checked in, got our access card, cast our ballots and left. Just like that. In and out in, oh, 12 minutes.
All this talk about the huge surge in early voting? Does it mean a surge in overall turnout? Does it mean Texas won’t be among the worst performing voter turnout states in the Union?
I don’t know. I get that one polling station doesn’t tell the whole story.
Still, I hope the huge spike in early voting doesn’t portend a scenario that results in the early vote detracting from the number of Election Day voters.
We’ll know in due course.