Officials Concerned About How Slow Tom Green County Counts Votes
SAN ANGELO, TX — The question on Super Tuesday was why did it take Tom Green County so long to publish the countywide election results?
Next week, County Judge Steve Floyd is holding a workshop to look into how to fix the slow vote counting Super Tuesday. One member of the county’s Elections Commission wouldn't mind seeing change.
Super Tuesday’s Tom Green County vote tallies were not complete until about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. The delay even kept Team Trump up wondering if upstart politician and fighter pilot August Pfluger, who President Donald Trump endorsed, would sail to a Republican nod for the House without a runoff. To do that, he needed 50 percent of the vote in a 29-county 11th Congressional District plus one additional vote. In Midland, two candidates for congress were confident Pfluger couldn’t win the nomination without a runoff. By midnight, the Midland newspaper was taking a victory lap.
Then, at 1 a.m., the results from Tom Green County were finally released. The results put Pfluger over the 50 percent plus one threshold. The question is, why did the world need to wait that long? After all, Midland and Ector Counties in the Permian Basin, along with Hood County where Granbury is to the eastern part of the district, released their results hours before.
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