Tens of Thousands Cast Their Vote on First Day of Early Voting in Texas Midterm Elections

Thousands of voters in Houston reportedly queued up for hours on Monday, October 22, marking the first day of early voting for the midterm elections.The US Senate race between sitting Republican Senator Cruz and his Democratic Party challenger Beto O’Rourke has attracted national attention.Voter turnout on the first day of early voting reached tens of thousands, shattering records across the state, local television station WFAA reported.This video, taken at Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center in a suburb of Houston, in Harris County, shows a long line of voters waiting to cast their ballot. “Waited for an hour to early vote in NW Houston/Harris County. Never seen the line this long. Wow!” wrote Kim Prince, who took the video.A total of 63,188 voters went to cast ballots in Harris County, setting a new record for the first day of early voting in a midterm election in the county.O’Rourke supporters set up six stations in the city to encourage people to vote a month in advance for his challenge to incumbent Cruz.On the same day in Houston, President Donald Trump rallied in support of Cruz, a presidential candidate whom he has previously insulted, even calling into question his wife’s physical appearance. Credit: Kim Prince via Storyful

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