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Turnout high among early voters


Early voting saw high voter turnout with 41.75 percent of registered voters in Ellis County turning up at the polls. The outcome was highly anticipated by both parties and the independent candidate who ran for national offices. In the highly contested race for United States senator, results took twists and turns as Ted Cruz led in early voting, and Beto O’Rourke pulled ahead shortly after polls closed on Election Day. In the State Representative, District 6 race, Republican Ron Wright led early voting with 69.4 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Jana Lynne Sanchez’ 29.4 percent. Two races that were closely watched in the county were Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 and Constable Pct. 3, both a traditionally Democratic seats. Early voting showed Republican candidate Dan Cox holding a lead of 52 percent to 48 percent over Democrat candidate Sharon Livingston. In the Constable race, Republican Michael McCorkle held a 53 percent to 47 percent lead over Democrat Curtis Polk, Jr. Final election results were unavailable as of press time but will be made available on our website and Facebook page as they become available. Today’s e-edition will include an additional page containing the results. Access to the e-edition is included with your print subscription at no additional charge. Visit ennisdailynews.com today and click on Premium E-Edition at the top. Then, click on the image of the newspaper, click “Already a print subscriber?” and enter your information.

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