The chart above shows the total votes in Texas for each of the last five presidential elections. The voting record was set in 2016, when 8,969,226 Texans voted.
In the first 16 days of 18 days of early voting, 8,449,858 people have voted (7,543,806 in person and 906,772 by mail). That's only about 520,000 votes short of the record -- and there are two more days of early voting, and mail-in ballots continue to arrive.
By the time Election Day votes are added, Texas will have smashed the old record for voting in a presidential election
The numbers are from the office of the Texas Secretary of State.