Election Yields Little Change in Texas
Lampasas County’s Electorate voted about 80% Republican in the Nov. 6th Mid-Term Election.
That said, the few details that are very important to note are that it was a big vote. 7,560 people cast ballots in Lampasas County. 5,177 of them voted early or absentee. The total vote number is the third largest in Lampasas County election history, beat only by Presidential Election Years in 2016 and 2008. The early vote total was only beat by the 2016 Presidential Election early vote.
Another interesting detail that shows the increasing tribalism, even in Lampasas Co. is the fact that 4,750 of the Lampasas Co. voters cast straight party votes. That’s 62.8% of the total vote. That’s 62.8% of the voters that probably didn’t know anything about many of the people they were voting on, but believed that their party could be trusted to provide the best slate of candidates and therefore make the choices for them.
The one item that didn’t involve party politics was a proposition on some ballots that would allow for legal sale of wine on the premises of a holder of a winery permit. That issue brought 535 yes votes and 72 no votes.
For those citizens of Copperas Cove that are actually within Lampasas County, there was a series of elections for City Mayor and Councilmen. Azeita Taylor took 45.71% of that vote and Frank Seffrood took 39.29% of the vote, presumably causing a runoff vote since neither had over 50%. Council position 1 saw Joann Courtland taking 54% of the vote over Cheryl Meredith’s 45%, Council position 2 saw Fred Chavez taking 52.94% over James Pierce Jr.’s 47% and a Proposition on the Copperas Cove ballot to correct some errors on the City Charter was passed by an 87 to 13% margin.