SD19 special: Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for Tuesday’s special runoff election between Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores (R) and former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine). Early voting turnout from several of the district’s largest counties suggests that more people will vote in the runoff than in the special election:

  • In Bexar Co., 6,239 people have voted early in person through the first four days, and more than 4,000 ballots by mail have been returned so far. This represents more than 80% of the total turnout for the special election.
  • In Medina Co., 1,999 people have voted early in person as of 4 p.m. today, which represents 80% of the total turnout for the special election.
  • In Val Verde Co., 829 people voted early in person through the first three days of early voting, representing around 47% of the total turnout for the special election.
  • In Atascosa Co., 1,035 people have voted early in person or by mail through the first three days of early voting, representing 65% of the total turnout for the special election.

Flores received 69% of the vote in Medina Co. (80% on Election Day) and 64% in Atascosa Co. in the special election. He edged out Gallego, 26%-24%, in Bexar Co. (Rep. Roland Gutierrez finished first with 33%.). Gallego got 45% of the Val Verde Co. vote, where Flores finished second with 24%.

It appears Republican primary voters have received a fair amount of direct mail by and on behalf of the Flores campaign.

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