Grayson County gears up for midterm elections

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Drive around anywhere in Texas, and the signs are hard to miss.

It's the senate race that's grabbed the attention of Texas – and the country. Incumbent republican senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz against democratic El Paso congressman Beto O'Rourke.

Cruz has called on former political rival president Donald Trump to rally Texas voters in Houston.

O'Rourke is taking a different approach, without PAC money and travelling to every county in Texas in his minivan.

In Austin, Republican Governor Gregg Abbott is a heavy favorite against Democrat Lupe Valdez. and Libertarian Mark Tippetts

Grayson County Elections Administrator Deana Patterson said about a third of all registered voters have already voted.

"There's lots going on, not only in Texas but in the world today. Lots of people were involved in the campaigns and we saw it at the polls," said Patterson.

Army veteran Ivory Thomas says Tuesday's election is just his second time voting.

"I have two kids of my own and I'd like to think I'm setting an example for them and let them know that in the future it is important to let your voice be heard," said Thomas.

Grayson county voters will also have the chance to vote for district attorney, state legislators, a new state senator, two county commissioners, while Sherman voters will have two city council seats on the ballot.

"Its hard to tell what tomorrow will hold. We've just reminded everyone that we will be busy all day and we will be ready," said Patterson.

Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Tune in to News 12 for complete election night coverage.


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