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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:39 PM

I early voted in Ft. Worth.

I did not vote a straight ticket at the beginning of the ballot.

Instead I voted for every Democrat that was running, because I wanted to see just how many Republicans were running unopposed down ballot. It was appalling to see just how many there were. Nearly 20 of them.

I also carefully checked that I had voted correctly before casting my vote.

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Reply I early voted in Ft. Worth. (Original post)
MicaelS Oct 2018 OP
Dem_4_Life Oct 2018 #1
Stallion Oct 2018 #2
Lonestarblue Oct 2018 #3
MicaelS Oct 2018 #4
Texasgal Oct 2018 #6
DownriverDem Oct 2018 #5
lunatica Oct 2018 #7
MicaelS Oct 2018 #8
uponit7771 Oct 2018 #9
rrrru4ril28 Oct 2018 #10

Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 01:22 PM

1. I do the same thing.

I only voted for 1 republican which is a family friend who is a judge who always ran as a Democrat until she got booted out in 2010 after the tea party wave. She changed parties in 2012 to get back on the bench and she is a good judge and a good person who votes all Democratic.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 01:56 PM

2. I Do Same Thing-Might Rarely Vote for a Republican Judge or Against an Bad Democratic Trial ...

...Court judge because I'm a litigator and I have knowledge of their competence. Never above the trial court level though because they can make the law while trial court judges interpret the law

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 06:31 PM

3. Voted yesterday in Austin.

I also did not choose the straight party vote because there were reports here that some machines were flipping votes to the opposite party. No one seems to know why, though some news person thought it might be old machines in use. If thatís an issue, those machines should come with a warning that a straight party vote might not be accurate.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 06:33 PM

4. That is what I was worried about.

Vote flipping.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:06 AM

6. Myself.

I wen through the entire ballot before I cast. In Austin as well.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 11:24 PM

5. I've seen

the same thing except it's the opposite. There are Dems running unopposed in some races. For you though, I bet it will change. Beto has created a state wide data base. If the state starts to look more purple, Dem candidates will emerge.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:03 PM

7. I voted straight Democratic ticket

Here in New Mexico you fill out the bubble on paper with a pen they supply and then they run it through the electronic counter.

So if there is any question there are paper ballots to count.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:04 PM

8. Wish we could. n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:53 PM

9. K&R, Fort Worth is the largest urban population in the US that votes mostly Republican !!!

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2018, 09:43 AM

10. Running in Republican Districts

I live in Republican district and ran 2 years ago for auditor simply to make sure a Democratic option was available for each and every race if possible. I lost by 700 votes. Actually not too bad. The blue wave was small that year. It will likely be larger this year but I am not running this time as I am focused on moving to a condo in a different community that is still majority Republican at the township level. Who knows, maybe I will run again in 2020. I am not certain what office I will run for though.

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