West Texas Congressional Runoff Election Has Razor Thin Margin

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Secretary of State's office is reporting the Republican Primary Runoff election for CD-23 has a razor-thin 7 vote margin with all votes counted.

The runoff between Tony Gonzales and Raul Reyes is still too close to call.  Gonzales received 12,346 ballots cast to Reyes' 12,339.

An automatic recount is triggered if the difference between the ballots for each candidate is less than 100 votes.

The tally remains unofficial until all the votes in the congressional district are canvassed.

The outcome could change when mail-in ballots, military overseas ballots and provisional ballots are tabulated.

Gonzales is backed by President Trump and current Congressman Will Hurd who is not seeking re-election.

Reyes is endorsed by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

The 23rd Congressional district runs along the majority of Texas's border with Mexico, just north of the Rio Grande.

While it encompasses numerous county seats and a few towns of regional economic importance, the district is predominantly rural.

It stretches from western San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Its large size is due to its low population density—one of the lowest in the country.


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