Here are things to know for Thursday, Oct. 29:
1. Gov. Greg Abbott discusses possibility of deploying Texas National Guard across state on Election Day
Gov. Greg Abbott discussed the possible deployment of the Texas Army National Guard across the state, including Houston on Election Day.
The governor said the decision on what cities troops would be deployed would be made on an “as-needed basis” but they would not be placed at polling locations.
2. Texas considered close state to watch on Election Day
Texas is shattering early voting records and is becoming one of the states to watch on Election Day.
Texans are eager to have their voices heard. The Lone Star State has hit a record high for early voting turnout. More than 8.1 million Texans have already cast their ballot. That equates to roughly 46% of registered voters.