HOUSTON – The last time Texas voted for a Democrat in a presidential election was in 1976 when Jimmy Carter was sent to the White House.
Recent polls have shown that Texas is still leaning Republican. A poll by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune published last week found that President Donald Trump holds a five-point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden.
Those numbers aren’t keeping the Biden-Harris camp from seeing the possibility of turning Texas blue.
Jill Biden, former second lady and wife of the former vice president, stumped in El Paso, Dallas and Houston on Tuesday -- the first day of early voting in Texas.
At the drive-in rally in Houston, supporters used their horns to cheer on Jill Biden as she talked about her husband’s vision for America and the importance of their votes.
“For the first time in a long time, winning Texas is possible,” Jill Biden said. “Not only for Joe but for the Senate and state House, as well.”
She called on supporters to cast their ballots early and get active in the campaign.
“If we win here in Texas, we are unstoppable,” Jill Biden said.
Early voting runs until Oct. 30.