Voter turnout for elections during COVID-19

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (KVEO) — With Texas Struggling to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, voters headed to the polls for the run-off elections.

Texas has become one of the world’s virus hot zones and is in far worse shape now than when the runoff was postponed in March.

As cases surge, elections officials said they are taking precautions to keep voters safe and said some precautions used now may be kept for future elections.

“Based on the turn out we have seen so far, there is a lot of interest out to participate in this particular election. Voters are coming out and being able to provide them the opportunity to vote safely and within the normal constraints of our election process, I think is a good step forward as to what we might see in future elections,” Said Remi Garza with Cameron County Elections.

The races today include Democrats deciding who they will put up in a U.S. Senate contest that is drawing more attention as they see new chances in America’s biggest red state.

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