Final numbers are trickling in from the last counties and precincts. Nearly all of what we knew late last night is still true, although the numbers may have wobbled a bit. A few developments breaking this morning:
- In the Democratic race for U.S. Senate, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez has pulled ahead of Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) by about 1,500 votes for second place. We do not know at this time if some data was inaccurate last night or if some counties reported additional numbers after appearing as though they had fully reported.
- The Secretary of State’s site shows Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston) avoiding a runoff by one vote, but the Harris Co. site shows Dutton (45%) in a runoff against Jerry Davis (25%) with all vote centers reporting.
- In open HD74, it now appears that Eddie Morales Jr. has won the Democratic nomination outright, not Rowland Garza as we reported. While this may be a data issue, it is more likely that I misread the correct data.
- In the Republican race to challenge Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) in HD47, it appears that Don Zimmerman remains in second place but by only 1 vote over Justin Berry. Provisional and overseas mail ballots could change this result, and a recount is highly likely.
- The Secretary of State’s data for the Democratic CD10 race is clearly inaccurate. It shows Mike Siegel winning outright with 74% of the vote, thanks to more than 93K votes from Travis Co. The Travis Co. website shows Siegel receiving 25K votes. We called a runoff between Siegel and Pritesh Gandhi last night, and we believe that will still be the case.
As far as turnout goes, preliminary numbers indicate just over 2.0M Texans cast a vote for a Republican presidential candidate (12.3% of registered voters) and 1.8M Texans cast a vote for a Democratic presidential candidate (11.2%). These numbers are short of record territory. This is only the second time Republican turnout has eclipsed 2M (2016), and it is the either the third or fourth highest total number of Democratic primary voters in state history. The combined 23.5% turnout figure is the fourth highest since 1992.
Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest primary election results except for CD10, where we are still verifying data.
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