Harris Co. failed to include around 10K absentee ballots in its unofficial results and will release updated election results tomorrow (Tuesday), a week after the primary. The roughly 6K Democratic and 4K Republican ballots were scanned by election officials but were not included in the tabulations.

It is unclear if the additional ballots, which were cast legally, will impact any outcomes for either party.

At least two lawsuits have been filed against the county’s election administrator. The Harris Co. Republican Party sued for breach of contract, claiming the county did not fulfill its obligations to the party, calling the county’s handling of the primary “the worst election fiasco in Texas history.” The suit also alleges various Election Code violations. The second suit was filed on behalf of three candidates – two Republicans, one Democrat – running in the primary and alleges various acts of “arbitrary and disparate treatment” that diminished their constitutional rights.

HD38 special: Brownsville attorney Erin Gamez (D) appeared to be the sole candidate to file for the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville). She won the Democratic nomination for the seat, 58%-42%, and has no general election opposition.

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