Battle for S.A. congressional seat heads to court
Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones is asking a state district judge to compel Bexar County to release its list of provisional voters and extend the deadline to “cure” those ballots for 48 hours.
District Judge Stephani Walsh will hear the request at a 1:30 p.m. hearing.
The deadline is 5 p.m. today for voters to cure their ballots.
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Jones has clashed with county and state elections officials who say it would be illegal to release the list before the county’s early voting ballot board completes its review.
Jones, a Democrat, trails incumbent Rep. Will Hurd by more than 1,000 votes, out of more than 200,000 cast, in her bid to win the seat. Hurd has held the sprawling congressional seat, which extends from San Antonio and includes some 800 miles of the border to the outskirts of El Paso, since 2015.
This story will be updated later today.
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