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Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll Gives More Texans a Voice in the Primary with Addition of Text Poll

The text poll feature will be available to all Texans, with results to be reported separately from in-person voting.

HOUSTON – JANUARY 11:  In order to help Texans have a voice in the presidential primary process, Saddle Up Texas organizers have created a free text poll to accompany the in-person straw poll at the Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll event this weekend.

The expanded polling will allow voters unable to attend the event to participate in choosing a candidate.  “For too long, Texas has had no voice in choosing presidential candidates.  We want to change all that,” said Organizer Dale Huls, who spearheaded the text polling effort.  Huls and his fellow organizers believe this expanded polling effort will cause candidates to take notice, and may inspire similar efforts in other states in the future.

The poll will also include the same races featured on the ballot for voters at the Saddle Up Texas event.  Text options include the U.S. Senate race, U.S. House races, Texas Senate races and Texas House races.  Voters will not be charged for voting in the text poll, and will only be allowed to vote using phones with Texas area codes, and may vote only once in each race.

The Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll text option will be available from noon Thursday, January 12th to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14th.  Instructions for voting in the straw poll are available at http://www.saddleuptexaspoll.com/text , including a link to help voters find their district numbers if needed.

Results of the straw poll will be announced at the same time as the in-person vote results, 5 p.m. Saturday, January 14th.


The Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll organization is a registered 527 non-profit corporation. It consists of an extensive coalition of motivated volunteer organizers. Our volunteers devote their time, effort and resources in order to bring this event to fruition. The organization wants to champion Texas’ family oriented culture and hospitality and demonstrate Texas’ influence to a national audience. Texas has the second largest population in the United State and sends the second largest number of votes to the Electoral College. Our mission is to effect positive influence on the Presidential Primary through the collective voices of the concerned citizens of Texas who participate in the organization’s upcoming state wide straw poll event.