The Democratic primary in Texas House District 28, which was one of the most important races in Tuesday’s primary, was one of the main races. We noted that
Cuellar has essentially become a unicorn — a pro-abortion, border-control Democrat — so there is no comparison between him and Cisneros. This one is sure to cause a lot of tongue-twisting from pundits about what it might signal regarding Latino voters’ preferences.
Cuellar still holds the lead at 50.2 percent to 49.5 percent as of Wednesday morning at 10:00 Eastern. This margin is 177 votes. For more updates, see the live race results at bottom of the article. Click ”
Decision Desk HQ has not yet called the race, but the Texas Observer gives Cuellar the edge: “Anti-Abortion Democrat Henry Cuellar Appears To Prevail Despite FBI Cloud.” There are three guesses about which direction the Observer leans – and the first two don’t count.
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Cuellar has declared victory:
The votes are in, the margin will hold. We have won by 177 votes.
My statement below: pic.twitter.com/Ww71fS0o5g
— Henry Cuellar (@CuellarCampaign) May 25, 2022
Cisneros is however not conceding:
Thank you to every single voter that came out to support our campaign for #TX28.
This election is still too close to call, and we are still waiting for every ballot and eligible vote to be counted.
This fight isn’t over. It was a blessed 29th birthday pic.twitter.com/B7vX8HDstm
— Jessica Cisneros (@JCisnerosTX) May 25, 2022
A margin so close that it could take a while for this one to be officially called — and a recount might be in the near future.
Here is the Decision Desk HQ website, so that you can view live election results.