Elections 2022VideoVoices of TexasSpecial Edition Podcast: 2022 Early Voter Turnout, GOP Chances in South Texas, and Likelihood of the Lone Star Turning Blue

Republican consultant Derek Ryan joins senior editor McKenzie Taylor to discuss the early voting trends in the 2022 midterm elections and expectations for election night.
November 7, 2022
Republican consultant and data cruncher Derek Ryan joined The Texan’s senior editor McKenzie Taylor to discuss the early voter turnout in the 2022 midterm elections.

Derek provided insight into who exactly showed up to vote, how close Texas is to turning blue, the urban vs. rural divide, and the trends in voting by mail compared to previous elections.

“It seems like a cycle is in odd number years, the polls come out and say, ‘Oh, the Democrats have a chance to win Texas,’” said Ryan. “And then we get a little bit closer to the election, and then the polls say, ‘Oh, not so fast — Republicans are up by eight or nine points.’”

Listen to the full interview below or on your favorite podcast platform.


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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.