Are the Dallas County Democrats Winning the Turnout Game?

 

Who’s Winning Dallas County So Far?

 

No one knows for sure, of course, but there is reason to believe that the overall countywide turnout may be running neck-and-neck.

 

As of close of the polls Friday, the total number of ballots cast stood at just over 170,000 votes.

 

We can’t, of course, know exactly how many of those votes were cast by Republican-leaning voters and how many were cast by Democrat-leaning voters, but we do have some ways of making some educated guesses.  

 

For starters, we can determine how many of the early voters have a prior voting history indicating affiliation with one party or the other.  According to our analysis, 116,413 of the voters who cast ballots in the first five days of early voting fall into this category, as follows:

 

Known Republican: 48,100 (41.3%)

Known De

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