HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Early Voting location on West Gray had the biggest turnout--but across Harris County, 63,000 people voters turned out to the polls for the first day of early voting.
Monday's turnout shattered previous records for midterm elections. It came close to numbers for the 2016 presidential election. In 2016, more than 67 thousand people voted the first day. The Harris County Clerk thinks some key issues could be driving those high numbers. The most significant factor is the race for U.S. Senate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke.The political air was charged even more yesterday by President Trump's rally and O'Rourke meeting voters at the polls.