On the second day of early voting in Texas, the county courthouse for my county, where early voting takes place, is jammed. Was yesterday, too, according to constable at the door. And early this morning.
Keep in mind that this county is mega-red with an unusually big retirement community. It votes 82% Republican and 18% everything else. That 18% includes Dems, of course, but also a significant showing of libertarians and a scattering of Christian Constitutionalists and the like.
Keep in mind, as John Nichols emphasizes in interviews, that the Republican platform has "no abortion, no exceptions," not even for rape.