Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar, the last pro-life Democrat in the U.S. House, won more votes than his pro-abortion challenger Tuesday in the state primary election.
On Wednesday morning, the Texas Tribune showed Cuellar with a clear lead over Jessica Cisneros, an attorney who wants to expand abortions and force taxpayers to pay for them.
However, Texas requires the primary victor to receive at least 50 percent of the votes, and Cuellar is right at the edge of that mark. At this point, the Tribune says the election is too close to call, meaning Cuellar and Cisneros could face a runoff election. The AP already is reporting that there will be a runoff election in May, though that is not yet certain.
As of about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Cuellar had 26,016 votes (50 percent) while Cisneros had 23,620 (45.4 percent), according to the Tribune. Other news outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, reported Cuellar had 23,552 votes early Wednesday morning, but the vote tally on the official Texas election results website matches that of the Tribune, with 26,016 votes or 49.98 percent.
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