ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR
Democrats are definitely on a roll in Harris County, Texas right about now. It appears as though Harris County Democrats are going to continue to expand their turnout lead over their Republican counterparts as the final day of early voting approaches on tomorrow, Friday, March 2, 2018. In case you haven't been keeping track, 59,048 Democrats have voted in the Harris County Democratic Primary through the first nine days of early voting. On the other hand, 57,108 Republicans have voted early so far.
EXPECT A BIG TURNOUT ON NEXT TUESDAY
The final day of early voting will be huge; but I’m expecting for African American and Hispanic communities to make their huge push on Election Day, which is Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
DEMOCRATS SHOULD NOT GET OVERCONFIDENT
The turnout numbers for the Democratic Party are looking really good, but these numbers are nowhere near what's going to be needed to win in the fall. So over-confidence on the part of either party could set them up for failure come Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Look, there are very few contested races on the Republican ballot in Harris County when compared to the number of contested races on the Democratic ballot. So my advice to my Democratic and Republican clients is to work…work…work.