Thousands of people in Houston lined up one the first day of early voting for the Texas midterm elections. This timelapse video was shot Oct. 22 at Houston’s Metropolitan Multi-Services Center. Meanwhile, here in Tarrant County: https://bit.ly/2Cx0VTD
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