Almost half of Denton County registered voters opted to vote early, with 228,934 people voting before Nov. 8 – 48.9 percent of registered voters. With 11,024 mail-in ballots added, 239,958 voters cast ballots before Election Day or 51.2 percent of 468,162 of those registered.
In the county, Donald J. Trump is leading Hillary Clinton with 58.9 percent of votes.
Republican nominees for local offices also lead in early voting results throughout Denton County.
Republican nominee for county sheriff, Tracy Murphree, is leading Libertarian candidate Randy Butler by 80.7 percent.
Doug Robison, who has held office as 393 Judicial District Judge since 2008, is leading his Democratic opponent Evan Stone by 64.4 percent.
Additionally, Lynn Stucky, who is running for State Representative District 64, has a strong lead over Democratic challenger Connor Flanagan with 61.6 percent. State Senator Jane Nelson is holding a lead over her Libertarian opponent, Rod Wingo, with 83.4 percent of early votes.
Incumbent U.S. Representative Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point is holding a lead with 65.8 percent of the votes. His challenger Democrat Eric Macuk holds 30.6 percent, and Libertarian Mark Boler currently has 3.6 percent.