People ARE coming out to vote early in record numbers virus or no virus…..
Meanwhile, a federal panel of judges overturned a lower-court ruling in Texas that had allowed counties across the state to offer multiple locations for voters to drop off their absentee ballots in person. And election officials contended with a new lawsuit from the Texas GOP seeking to block the Harris County clerk from allowing any registered voter to vote in person from their cars or at the curb — options that appeared popular Tuesday amid coronavirus concerns….
Election officials in the state’s most-populous counties anticipated a record number of voters would cast their ballots before Election Day, taking advantage of six additional days of early voting and new options like drop boxes and drive-through sites for those who want to avoid exposure to the novel coronavirus or potential mail delays.
More than 109,000 people voted in Harris County as of Tuesday evening, setting a new turnout record for a single day of early voting, according to the county clerk’s office….