Fort Bend County surpasses 70% voter turnout

Fort Bend County is the first reported county in Texas to surpass 70% voter turnout, according to County Judge KP George.

Judge George announced the record turnout shortly after noon on Tuesday.

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“With today's turnout, Fort Bend County has shattered all previous records surpassing a historic 70% turnout. #Election2020,” Judge George wrote on Twitter. “Please encourage everyone you know to vote. Still, 30% of our registered voters & neighbors HAVE NOT voted. Make calls, texts, social media, etc”

Texas voters surpassed several milestones during early voting.

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On Friday, the last day of early voting, more than 9 million ballots had already been cast in Texas – exceeding the total number of votes in all of 2016’s race.

The day before, Harris County surpassed their total turnout from the 2016 general election.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.