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Emergency Election turnout low

Only 2% of the entire population registered to vote in Maverick County has come out to vote during the emergency election for the District 19 Senator position. This position was left vacant when longtime Senator Carlos Uresti resigned.

During the first week of an emergency special election called by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, there were 540 votes cast in Maverick County. If the numbers follow suit this coming week we might not reach 1,500 voters locally, for the entire election.

At least four of the eight candidates have made their way into Maverick County and have met with citizens asking for their support and vote. Among the candidates are Tomas Uresti, Roland Guttierez, Peter Flores and Pete Gallego.

The other four candidates have not visited.

Votes up to now have been slowly coming in all across the district in what could be an election decided by a minimum of the entire registered voters across 17 counties that the senatorial position represents.

The Senator position has been vacant since the resignation of prominent San Antonio attorney Carlos Uresti following fraud charges. Uresti had held the office for close to 12 years, since November 12, 2006.

District 19 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that currently serves all of Brewster, Crockett, Dimmitt, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala counties, and portions of Bexar and Atascosa counties in the U.S. state of Texas.

District 19 is one of the largest legislative districts in the United States, containing all or part of 17 counties and covering more than 35,000 square miles and about 400 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. The district contains 55 public school districts, more than 23,000 oil and gas wells, 10 state parks, three national parks, and more than 2,700 miles of highways and interstate transportation infrastructure.

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