More than 50 percent of TOP’s early voters did not cast a ballot in 2016
The Texas Organizing Project PAC today announced it had delivered more than half a million votes across eight counties, contributing heavily to the record turnout that has taken Texas from near last in voter turnout to leading the country after three weeks of Early Vote.
Despite ongoing efforts to suppress the vote from Gov. Abbott and Republican lawmakers, Texans responded to the call for change by showing up like never before. This cycle alone, TOP engaged 1.4 million infrequent and new voters of color on the phone, social media and through a texting program. TOP also launched the only progressive door knocking canvass operation in the state contacting over 160,000 voters in the final three-week sprint toward the election.
TOP’s Early Vote Stats:
- 4.48 million attempts to contact 1.62 million voters across eight counties: Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Fort Bend, Tarrant, Nueces, Hidalgo, and Webb
- 544,448 of TOP’s targets have already voted
- Of these targets: more than 310,000 did not cast a ballot in 2016
- 23% are under 30
- 45% are Latino
- 32% are Black
- 8% are Asian
On Election Day, TOP will have more than 110 people knocking on doors and more than 50 people making phone calls and sending text messages. To follow canvassers at the doors, contact Mary Moreno at (832) 829-4174.
“Our goal was to deliver more than 300,000 votes to help win Texas for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as well as for Democrats down the ballot,” said Crystal Zermeño, TOP’s director of electoral strategy. “These record-breaking Early Vote stats, particularly from new voters, show TOP’s strategy of meaningfully engaging with Latino and Black communities for the past decade to participate in the political process has led to this critical inflection point. Texans are ready to make their voice heard for change with their vote.”
The Texas Organizing Project PAC (TOP PAC) is the political arm of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP). TOP PAC is running the largest voter turnout program in the state that is specifically targeting infrequent and new