Eyes Upon Texas

Statewide, massive Democrat turnout, and McCain, Obama ahead on early voting

The view from around the state: As of 8:30pm, the Secretary of State's office is reporting 372,317 early voters in the Republican presidential primary. State-wide, the split is almost two-to-one for McCain over Huckabee, but that means the delegate count will go massively McCain's way if this pattern continues.

But that turn-out is dwarfed by the 806,195 early votes recorded so far in the Democratic race, with Obama leading Clinton by roughly five points, 52-47.

Add in an interesting note from Williamson County: In the competitive Republican race for House District 52, the four candidates to replace retiring incumbent GOPer Rep. Mike Krusee totaled 4,292 early votes. Democrat Diana Maldonado, running unopposed, got 7,337.

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