The echo from the loudspeakers took over the purple lot at NRG stadium Thursday night in Houston, Texas as dozens of cars trickled into a drive-in concert across the street from one of eight 24-hour early voting sites.
Votersss who cast their ballots at the all-night voting locations in Harris County helped lead Texas to record breaking voter turnout four days before election day. With 9,669,246 votes cast by Friday, the last day of early voting in Texas, the state already has shattered its 2016 voting record.
By Friday, 86 million Americans had cast their ballots, according to the U. S. Election Project. The pace of voting across the country is on track to reach participation levels not seen since 1908. (