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Wendy Davis exits the Early Voting Center after casting her vote on the first day of voting at the Charles Griffin Sub-Courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 20, 2014.

Voting surges in key midterm state

After an energetic Democratic campaign to get new Texas voters to the polls, turnout rates spiked on the first day of early voting in the state. According to figures released by the secretary of state’s office, Texas’ six largest counties all saw increases in voting Monday compared to the first day of early voting in 2010, the last midterm election. The turnout numbers were striking.

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