Texas US Rep. picks up 7 new votes; still trails
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz picked up
seven votes - but still trails Republican ex-small business-owner
Blake Farenthold by 792 - after a bag of previously uncounted
ballots was discovered in his South Texas district.
Ortiz has refused to concede a House seat he has 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 the city of Corpus
Christi, evidence, Ortiz says, that the race remains too close to
He also maintains that military absentee ballots and provisional
ballots have yet to be tabulated, and has complained of "other
discrepancies and voting irregularities from election day."