Ortiz picks-up seven votes - but still trails Farenthold by 792
San Antonio democrat is refusing to admit he lost election.
SAN ANTONIO---The Associated Press is reporting; U.S. Democrat 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 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 call.
He also maintains military absentee ballots and provisional ballots have yet to be tabulated, and has complained of "other discrepancies and voting irregularities from election day."