went to the polls yesterday in the state Primary Election, voting on everything
from races for U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate seats to state
House seats and four ballot measures.
local race that was contested was the Democratic primary for state House
representing District 36. At this point, with only an unofficial tally that
doesn’t include absentee and questioned ballots, and with 12 of 14 precincts
reporting, the race between Andy Lundquist and Dave Kaplan is too close to
has 483 votes for 51 percent of the total, while Kaplan has 460 votes for 48
Check out precinct-by-precinct voting in District 36 in this PDF .
Late last night, Lundquist told KMXT he feels good about his chances.
36-1 :07s “…but
also up late keeping an eye on election returns, and said he’s taking a wait
and see approach.
36-2 :22s “…that’s
unknown number of absentee and questioned ballots still left to be counted,
Lundquist and Kaplan could be headed for a recount, which is triggered
automatically if the tally comes to within 20 votes. Both say they're fine with
36-3 :33s “…vote
emerges victorious will have a tough battle in front of them. The Republican
candidate for state House, Alan Austerman, who ran unopposed in that party’s
primary, received 1,056 votes, 113 more than both Democrats combined.