Something wrong with those vote numbers - each got over 50,000 votes...
Election returns show Ortiz losing to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold by 799 votes. Ortiz has been in office for about 27 years.
Farenthold received 50,954 votes to Ortizs 50,155, according to election returns provided by the Office of the Texas Secretary of State.
Contacted by The Brownsville Herald for comment, Farenthold said, “really?” unaware that a bag of uncounted ballots had been found.
Libertarian Ed Mishou also had not been advised by Nueces County election officials that a bag had been found, but he said he could understand why, in his case, because this would not have made an impact insofar as his showing.
Asked if he was surprised that a bag was found, Mishou said: “Thats a tough question to answer on the record.”