According to recent polls, Texas will go to Trump in the presidential election. But in the historically red state, Biden is polling close to his Republican challenger, and the Democratic hopeful thinks he has a chance of flipping Texas blue for the first time in over four decades.
According to USA Today reports, the Biden campaign is pouring advertising dollars into Texas, with plans to spend $6.2 million in TV ads in the final stretch of the campaign. Their biggest spend in the state is $2.6 million in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The Trump campaign doesn’t seem to be deterred by the polls. The campaign has no plans to advertise in Texas, because his campaign says this is “Trump country.”
But should they be worried? According to new data from the Texas Secretary of State’s office, a record 16.9 million Texans are registered to vote in the presidential election. That represents an increase of about 1.8 million voters, or 78 percent of the state’s eligible voters, since the 2016 election. The number grew by nearly 300,000 from two weeks ago.
Nearly all of Travis County’s eligible voters are registered, with a record 97% of its residents, which includes Austin, are set to vote in the November 3 election. Other counties, including those in San Antonio and Houston, saw a double-digit increase in voter registrations.