After it was revealed Monday that more than 500 unaccounted-for Atascosa County primary votes were discovered on an unscanned machine, elections officials there spent Tuesday morning recounting the votes. Atascosa County Elections Administrator Janice Ruple said for whatever reason, someone failed to scan one machine to do the count. (See earlier story.)
The uncounted ballots are allegedly early voting ballots and affect Democratic and Republican primaries, and could potentially impact some races, including the Democratic runoff for District Judge of the 218th Judicial District between Carrie Moy and Sylvia Rodriguez, with only 179 votes separating Rodriguez from Moy.
Some say at first, they were told 139 electronic ballots had turned up. Later they learned it was more than 500 ballots.