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Talking Numbers

The Chron ran a story the other day about Dems in the Lone Star State ramping up their vote-by-mail-ballot program. I hope it works.

Here are some numbers for Harris County.

In 2010, 24,231 voted by mail straight ticket for the GOP versus 11,448 for Dems. 31,101 voted by mail for Guv Dude versus 22,875 for Bill White. Vote-by-mail-ballots made up 6.8% of the total vote.

In 2012, 28,608 voted by mail straight ticket for the GOP versus 19,557 for Dems. 43,270 voted by mail for Romney versus 31,414 for The President. Vote-by-mail-ballots made up 6.2% of the total vote.

In 2010, of the total vote in Harris County, 290,355 voted the straight ticket for the GOP versus 240,479 for Dems. 66.8% of the total 798,995 voters were straight ticket voters.

In 2012, of the total vote in Harris County, 404,165 voted the straight ticket for the GOP versus 406,991 for Dems. 70% of the total 1,204,167 voters were straight ticket voters.

The better the turnout, the better for Dems. Stay tuned!

Derek Jeter now has 3,463 career base hits. Where does he rank all-time?

If you were at home last night and like Commentary have a love for the game, then you watched MLB’s coverage of Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium. Storybook ending! Made for TV! It could not have been scripted better. He had a walk-off game winning single in the bottom of the ninth. It was simply magical!

My friend Drayton McLane, Jr. has an Op-Ed in today’s Chron ‘splaining his position on the ‘Stros and the TV deals. Here it is: http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/McLane-End-of-broadcast-network-litigation-will-5781429.php.

Now that Derek Jeter’s numero 2 has been retired, no Yankee will ever wear a single digit on the back of their uniform unless they go with the zero. How about that!

Jeter is sixth on the career base hit list of course.

The ‘Stros visit the Mets this weekend to close out the season and Altuve’s lead in the batting title chase is down to six points.

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