AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Progressive Jessica Cisneros is requesting a recount in her tight runoff election towards nine-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar that remained too near name almost two weeks later.
Cuellar was main Cisneros by 187 votes, or 0.4 share factors, out of 45,429 ballots counted as of Monday evening, based on an Related Press depend. The AP won’t declare a winner till the recount is accomplished.
“Our motion was by no means nearly one politician — it was about taking over an unjust system that rewards corruption and company income on the expense of the wants of working individuals,” Cisneros mentioned in an announcement to the Texas Tribune that she retweeted to her followers. “Our group is not accomplished combating, we’re submitting for a recount.”
She added, “I owe it to our group to see this via to the tip.”
Cisneros, a 29-year-old immigration legal professional, pressured the runoff in March after she got here inside 1,000 votes of Cuellar. She additionally ran towards him in 2020, shedding by 4 share factors. She is a former intern in his Washington workplace.
Cuellar, one of many final anti-abortion Democrats in Congress, was endorsed by Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Home Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and others. Cisneros had the backing of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The winner of Texas’ race will face Cassy Garcia, who gained the Republican runoff for the seat.
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