November 04, 2008
Early Harris County results are in!

Here. And it's very good news for the Democrats. The first number you need to know:

Straight party

Republican Party - 208,962
Democratic Party - 258,053

That's 55% Dem, and that 50,000 vote advantage is carrying them to leads in most races. Ed Emmett has a small lead over David Mincberg, Paul Bettencourt has a small lead over Diane Trautman, and Adrian Garcia is leading Tommy Thomas by over 100,000 votes. All Democratic judicial candidates are leading by at least 20,000 votes. Oh, and Obama is up by seven points, just as Zogby predicted. Stay tuned!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 04, 2008 to Election 2008

A mistake on the presidential vote totals: separate listings for "Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez" and "Ralph Nader/Matt Gonozalez" (sic) separately. Hopefully this doesn't indicate the level of care being used to tally write-in votes!

Posted by: TexasVoter on November 4, 2008 8:14 PM

Dear Charles; Your mother and I are real Republicans; and very proud of your political expert opinions of the local political landscape in Harris County. We are also pleased that you took the time to give Judicial candidates a forum that wasn't available to me when I ran for the Bench. It is extremely important that voters know something important about the candidates for Judge so that a reasoned vote can be cast. Keep up the good work and it was well worth watching KHOU with the lap top on Mom's knee from 5:19 to 7:38 PM when we finally saw our boy.
God luv ya,

Posted by: Dud on November 4, 2008 9:56 PM
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