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Live Updates: Election night in El Paso


Update (10:15 p.m.): Tony Gonzales is likely heading to a runoff election in the U.S. Rep. Dist. 23 Republican primary.

Update (9:50 p.m.): The Democratic primaries for El Paso District Attorney, El Paso County Sheriff, and Texas State Rep. Dist. 77 are likely going to runoffs. No candidate managed to obtain a majority of the votes in any of those races.

Update (9:29 p.m.): Congressman Colin Allred released a statement touting his "outright" win to become Texas' Democratic senate candidate. Read his full statement below.

"Tonight, Colin Allred, a fourth generation Texan, former NFL linebacker and Congressman for Texas’ 32nd Congressional district, won a resounding victory in the U.S. Senate primary. Allred’s strong support enabled him to win an outright majority of Texas voters and avoid a runoff. 

'Ted Cruz has had 12 years of pitting us against each other. It’s time we had a Senator who will bring us together, I’ll be that Senator. We’ve had enough of me guys. We is much more powerful than me. We can do this together,' Allred said in his victory speech.

Congressman Allred was named the most bipartisan member of the Texas Congressional delegation by the Common Ground Committee and has shown time and time again he’s more focused on getting things done than playing politics. 

Meanwhile, Ted Cruz continues to be more interested in becoming a media personality than working for Texans. Since almost losing his 2018 race, Cruz has "touted his role in killing" the bipartisan border security bill, fled the state during a natural disaster that killed hundreds of Texans, voted several times to increase costs and take health care away from Texans, and celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

With polls showing the race tied, Congressman Allred heads into the general election having raised over $21.5 million through the March primary and outraising Ted Cruz every quarter he has been in the race."

Update (9:16 p.m.): Linda Perez is in the lead for El Paso Judge City Ct. at Law 1.

Selina Saenz has 57% of the vote in the race for 65th District Judge.

Update (9:08 p.m.): Watch ABC-7's complete team coverage of election night in El Paso.

Update (8:58 p.m.): Frank Almada and Andrea "Andi" Baca are nearly tied in the Democratic primary for El Paso Constable 1, Danny Zamora is leading in the Democratic primary for El Paso Constable 2, Hector Bernal is leading for Constable 3, Luis "Louie" Aguilar is leading for Constable 4, Manny Lopez is leading for Constable 5, and Javier Garcia is leading for Constable 6.

Update (8:49 p.m.): We are getting more election night watch party images.

James Montoya election night watch party

We have received a statement from Senator Ted Crus on his projected Republican primary win tonight. Read the statement below.

"I am proud to be the GOP’s decisive nominee for U.S. Senate. This race is about our law enforcement officers, our parents, farmers, ranchers, students, oil and gas workers, neighbors, and pastors, who are proud to call the Lone Star State home. This is about Texas, about building bridges, fighting for our cadets, expanding highways, creating jobs, and protecting the state that we cherish so deeply. Never before has it been more important to unify and fight against the radical left who threaten to change what makes this state great. I look forward to continuing to meet Texans in every corner of the state as we work together to ensure that we keep Texas, Texas."

Senator Ted Cruz

Update (8:43 p.m.): Congresswoman Veronica Escobar released the following statement on her win in the U.S. Rep. Texas Dist. 16 Democratic primary.

“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve El Paso in Congress, and I’m grateful to be El Paso’s Democratic nominee heading into the November 2024 election. There is so much at stake this November, and I’m eager to return to DC to continue to fight for our freedoms, common-sense immigration reform, investments that help our veterans, families and communities, and so much more. This victory would not have been possible without El Pasoans who are committed to our shared values and a brighter future for all Americans. I remain profoundly grateful for the opportunity to continue this work.”

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Update (8:41 p.m.): Ruben P. Gonzalez is winning the El Paso County Tax Assessor Democratic primary.

Update (8:38 p.m.): Marlene Gonzalez has a 72% lead in the 388th District Judge Democratic primary.

Update (8:32 p.m.): More election night watch parties are happening across El Paso. ABC-7 is providing complete team coverage from these parties.

Alma Trejo campaign watch party

Update (8:26 p.m.): ABC-7 has teams at election night watch parties across El Paso.

Watch party for Vince Perez District Attorney campaign
Watch party for Norma Chavez

Update (8:02 p.m.): James Montoya is leading the El Paso District Attorney Democratic primary.

Update (7:53 p.m.): Vince Perez is leading the field in the Texas State Rep. Dist. 77 Democratic primary.

Christi Craddick has the lead in the Republican primary for Texas Railroad Commissioner.

Brian Walker is leading early in the Republic race for Texas Justice Supreme Ct. 4.

Early results in the Republican primary for Texas Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals shows David J. Schenck in the lead.

Gina Park is leading the Republican field for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals 7, while Lee Finley is in the lead in the Republican primary for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals 8.

Update (7:50 p.m.): Katherine Culbert has the early lead in the Texas Railroad Commissioner Democratic Primary.

Randy Sarosdy has an approximately 900 vote lead in the Texas Justice Supreme Ct. 2 Democratic primary, while Bonnie Lee Goldstein is leading in the Justice Supreme Ct. 6 Democratic race.

Update (7:46 p.m.): Veronica Escobar is the projected winner of the U.S. Rep. Texas Dist. 23 Democratic primary.

Update (7:40 p.m.): New results show Tony Gonzales with 49% of the vote in the race to become the Republican U.S. Rep. Texas District 23 candidate.

Early results in the Republican primary for Texas State Rep. District 74 show Robert Garza and McLeon tied with 50% of the vote each.

Update (7:34 p.m.): Congresswoman Veronica Escobar has taken an early lead in the race for the Democratic U.S. Rep. District 16 primary.

Colin Allred has the early lead in the race to become the Texas Democratic senate candidate.

In the race to become the Democratic U.S. Rep. Texas District 23 candidate, S. Limon has an early lead over Lee Bausinger.

Early voting results show Christina Sanchez with an early lead over Sergio A. Saldivar in the race for El Paso County Attorney.

Jackie Arroyo-Butler has the early lead in the El Paso Commissioner Pct. 1 race.

Iliana Holguin is in the lead in the race for El Paso Commissioner Pct. 3.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Early results show that Oscar Ugarte has taken an early lead in the race to become the Democratic candidate for El Paso County Sheriff.

In the race for Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump is projected to take the win in Texas. Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic nomination in Texas.

Ted Cruz is the projected winner of the Republican primary for Texas senator.

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