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Turnout in runoff on a brisk pace

Through two days of early voting in County runoff elections at the Multi-Purpose Center 2,036 voters have cast their ballots setting a pace that should by far out do traditional turnout for a runoff.

At the current pace at least 6,500 votes are expected to be cast as compared to the little over 9,000 who voted during the first round in March when many more individuals were on the ballot. Rule of thumb for runoff elections is that 50% of what turned out in the first round will return to the polls.

Generating the most excitement is the race for Maverick County Judge between incumbent David Saucedo and challenger Rudy Bowles.

Three other local races are on the ballot. For Precinct 2 commissioner it is incumbent Rosy Cantu challenged by Arianna Perez; for JP of Precinct 2 it is incumbent Dora Madera challenged by Rosanna "Roxi" Rios and; for JP of Precinct 3 incumbent David Castaneda challenged by Domingo "Mingo" Rodriguez.

For the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress it's top vote getter Gina Ortiz Jones and Rick Trevino, both of San Antonio.

For the Democrat nomination for Governor top vote getter was Lupe Valdez, first ever elected female sheriff for Dallas County and Andrew White a businessman from Houston and son of former Governor Mark White.


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