Skip to comments.Early voting relatively strong in runoff election [Texas Congressional District 23]
Posted on 12/04/2006 11:59:01 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
The runoff election for the Congressional District 23 seat was expected to bring out only hardcore voters, but early numbers show the race is an important one to many San Antonio residents.
There's no real way to compare the turnout to previous races, because at least as far back as anyone remembers, Bexar County never had to have a runoff election after the general election.
Over the weekend, more than 3,200 people showed up to vote on the first two days of early voting. Also, over 4,000 ballots have been mailed to the Bexar County Elections office.
So far this morning, about 250 voters cast their ballots, including the two candidates themselves.
LULAC has complained that the voting day selected will dilute the Hispanic vote, because Dec. 12 is a holy day.
But both candidates say there is ample opportunity for voters to get to the polls before then.
"Well, anyone who can't vote on that particular day has seven additional days to vote in early voting, and we would encourage them to do that," Congressional District 23 candidate Henry Bonilla said.
"I know the (El Dia de la) Virgen de Guadalupe is celebrated in a lot of Catholic churches, but I ask you to remember our responsibility and our obligation along with the holidays," Congressional District 23 candidate Ciro Rodriguez said.
The final tally of how many people voted the first weekend of early voting won't be known until after the election, since individual counties don't have to report the numbers to the Secretary of State's office until then.
Please somebody from Bonilla's District post a link to Bonilla's Campaign page (most in the country do not think about or remeber this is going on)..Then we freepers can donate to His campaign, and 'stick it to the dems.."
Let's really try to keep this seat - we need EVERY seat we can get.
Here you go:
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SAYS A VOTE FOR BONILLA IS A VOTE FOR FREEDOM
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