By JOHN KANELIS / firstname.lastname@example.org
Harris County, Texas, has set two records in a row since the start of early voting on Tuesday.
Dallas County up Interstate 45 hasn’t done too badly, either.
Oh, and how about Travis County, where the state Capitol can be found? They’re turning out in huge numbers, too.
Same for Bexar County.
What does this mean for the 2020 presidential election. Some Democratic activists believe it bodes well for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and us Bidenistas who want the Democrats to oust Donald Trump and Mike Pence from the White House.
I am not going to count them chickens just yet.
However, I hasten to add that Democrats have been all over TV, radio and in print telling us all to “get out and vote.” If the first two days of early voting in Texas are an indication, the message has been heard. Democrats hope it means Biden and Harris are reaping the ballot-box reward.
Let me crystal clear: I do, too, want them to harvest the electoral fruit of this get-out-the-early-vote drive.
Harris, Dallas, Bexar and Travis counties all are Democratic strongholds. I have acquaintances in blood-red Randall and Potter counties who believe the Democratic ticket is catching fire up yonder in the Panhandle. I … am not so sure about that.
However, the record-setting early-vote turnout in those Democratic bastions gives me hope that just maybe, perhaps, possibly the state could turn from an R to a D on the strength of that monstrous balloting tide.
To be sure, the Trumpkins are turning out as well. They’re flying plenty of “Trump-Pence” flags in rural Texas. Donald Trump, though, isn’t going to pitch a huge early vote among his faithful. Indeed, he wants fewer of us do our patriotic duty. Go figure.