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Turnout was heavy across Texas on the first day of early voting.

According to unofficial totals, more than 43,000 residents voted in Tarrant County on Monday. Dallas County broke its first-day early voting records with nearly 58,000 casting ballots.


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Several counties saw record early voting numbers yesterday. According to unofficial totals, more than 43,000 residents voted in Tarrant County. Dallas County broke their first-day early voting records with nearly 58,000 casting ballots.

In Some Texas Counties, Long Lines Complicate Early Voting

4 hours ago
Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Avoiding long lines on Election Day is supposed to be one of the benefits of voting early, but on the first official day to cast ballots in Texas, some parts of the state reported long waits — sometimes hours — along with a few other snafus.

How Secure Is Electronic Voting In Texas?

5 hours ago
Al Ortiz / Houston Public Media

With talk of rigging and stolen elections, people are more concerned than usual about whether their vote will count. 


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Nina Pham settles her lawsuit against Texas Health Resources; Fort Worth Symphony cancels concerts through Dec. 31; students rate an SMU professor as one of the best in the country; and more.

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There’s a construction boom in North Texas. It’s so hot that builders not only need workers, but managers. To fill that need, local colleges have seen their own boom of students seeking construction management degrees.  


Three Texas schools made the top 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of best global universities. And none of them are in North Texas.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The latest presidential polls are showing a surprisingly close race in Texas. A YouGov poll released Monday has Donald Trump with just a three-point lead over Hillary Clinton. It’s been 40 years since Texas voted for a Democrat.

A Lesson On Polls

20 hours ago

An ABC News poll released Sunday shows Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead over Donald Trump. But that doesn’t guarantee those results will be duplicated on Election Day.

Voting Has Started, And Electionland Is On The Case

21 hours ago
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Election Day is still a few weeks away, but some Americans are already casting ballots. About 20 states and the District of Columbia have early voting programs, several of which have already begun. It’s estimated that about one-third of the country will have voted by the time polls open on Nov. 8.