Primary Runoff Results – 5/22/2018


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9:51 p.m.– With all precincts now reporting, it looks like Kerbow has maintained that 23 voter lead. It appears he’s won the nomination, but he and Lawrence have not yet discussed the results.

In the race for the Republican district clerk nomination, Trantham has maintained his lead of almost 600 votes throughout the evening and appears to have won the nomination.

With 80 percent of precincts reporting and a lead of about 20,000 votes, The Texas Tribune is calling the race for the Democratic gubernatorial campaign for Lupe Valdez.

9:28 p.m.– With the race for the Republican Justice of the Peace nomination coming down to the wire, every precinct counts. One more precinct has reported — 23 of 26 total — and Kerbow has widened his lead over Lawrence to just 23 votes.

With 163 precincts reporting, Trantham still has a 599 vote lead over Yarbrough.

9:09 p.m.– With 22 of 26 precincts are reporting for the race for the Republican Justice of the Peace nomination, Kerbow is now leading by 16 votes.

Trantham continues to lead Yarbrough by 566 votes with 162 precincts reporting.

Valdez and White are still neck-and-neck, but Valdez has maintained an edge in election-day totals throughout the night.

8:14 p.m.– Election day results for local elections have started to roll in, and with 27 percent of precincts reporting, Kerbow has pulled ahead of Lawrence by 48 votes. He has about twice as many election day votes as Lawrence of what’s been counted so far.

Kerbow said he was emotional and encouraged by the update, saying his team killed it at the polls.

Trantham maintained his lead on Yarbrough with 19 percent of precincts reporting. Valdez has pulled back into the lead against White.

7:59 p.m.– As of the most recent update, White and Valdez were separated by only five votes, making it the second tightest count of the evening. There’s still no update on the local elections.

7:26 p.m.– The gubernatorial numbers shot up again, and White has actually overtaken Valdez by about 600 votes, for the moment.

7:22 p.m.– Valdez’ and White’s early voting totals have shot up to 70,892 and 63,856, respectively. We expect those numbers to continue to go up throughout the evening.

There’s been no change yet in the more local elections.

7:10 p.m.– Early voting results are in, and James Kerbow and Bill Lawrence are neck-and-neck for the Republican nominee for Justice of the Peace, with only two votes separating them. While this is the only race that we would have been able to call just from early voting, it may be the last race of the night to see a winner emerge.

In the race to be the Republican nominee for district clerk, David Trantham is leading Mark Yarbrough by 441 votes.

In the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Lupe Valdez has opened the evening with a 10,951 lead on Andrew White, but with only 42 precincts reporting.