Skip to comments.Texas US Rep. picks up 7 new votes; still trails
Posted on 11/04/2010 7:09:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz picked up seven votes after a bag of previously uncounted ballots was discovered in his South Texas district. But the Corpus Christi Democrat still trails Republican ex-small business-owner Blake Farenthold by seven votes.
Ortiz has refused to concede a House seat he's held for nearly three decades and is mulling whether to seek a formal recount.
Seven ballots, all marked for the Democrat, where discovered in Nueces County and certified at the courthouse in Corpus Christi - evidence, Ortiz says, that the race remains too close to call. The seven votes leaves Ortiz behind Farenthold, 799 to 792.
Ortiz also says military absentee ballots and provisional ballots have yet to be tabulated. He's complained of "other discrepancies and voting irregularities from election day."
Found TX ballots ping.
Whoa, never heard about that. Tell me more.
Here is another thread on this same election.
Estes was a con man who passed money to LBJ via Baker, LBJ's version of Thurlow Weed and Paul Begala.
Estes was running a con using stored grain, and a federal inspector came sniffing -- and was never seen again.
LBJ had a lot to answer for. Living on either a schoolteacher's or a congressman's salary, by 1964 he and Lady Bird were worth $9 million in cash, stock, and property (including an Austin TV station Lady Bird owned -- or rather held in Lyndon's name).
Crooked as a dog's hind leg.
I don't know, but I think you have to be a Democrat to know all the tricks on how to do that.
I vaguely remember the Billie Sol Estes name as a young kid. Didn’t he also have something to do with some land scam outside of Houston? Can’t remember the name of the place now.
Estes was from south Texas and played down there. As I recall, grain was his medium of play.
Oh that’s it, Sharpstown. I’m sure I’m confusing things. You should write a book about Texas politics. It seems to me you know and remember all these things from 40-50 years ago. That’s very impressive to me, as my memory goes all the way back to day before yesterday.
“Yep, LBJ and George Pharr in Duval County.”
Infamous Box 13 was in Jim Wells County, not Duval.
BTW We now have new Conservative Republican House Rep, Jose Aliseda, in District 35, that includes Jim Wells County!
PTL and pass the ammunition.
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