Texans dropped 8.96 million votes in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Texas secretary of state website
Nearly 433,000 people voted on Thursday to vote, bringing the total number of direct votes to more than 8 million, according to the Texas secretary of state website.
Mail ballots, which continue to pour in from across the state, have accounted for more than 947,000 votes to date.
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott extended direct voting for another week in this election due to the pandemic. But he introduced restrictions on absentee voting of locations for each county, regardless of population and region.
Voting by mail requires a reason in Texas and is limited to residents 65 years of age or older, those who are sick or disabled, or who are in prison but are eligible to vote. Voters outside the county during early voting or Election Day are also eligible to vote by mail.
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