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Follow this post for updates from the NPR and TPR newsrooms on Election Day and Night.

UPDATE 11:24 PM:

With 90 percent of most Bexar County races in, we take a final look at County Judge, District Attorney, Commissioner's Court Precinct No. 4, and San Antonio City Council District 2.

Bexar County Judge: Nelson Wolff leads with 52.04 percent of the vote and Carlton Soules comes in second with 44.25 percent. Rhett Smith and Paul Pipkin receive about 1-2 percent each.

Bexar County District Attorney: While incumbent Susan Reed held the early vote by less than one percent, challenger Nico LaHood holds a full three percentage points above Reed now with 51.50 percent to her 48.50. LaHood has around 9,000 votes more than Reed.

Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 4: Tommy Calvert led the early vote and will likely come out on top of Kirby Mayor Timothy Wilson. Calvert has 55.16 percent to Wilson's 44.84 percent; a difference of about 6,000 votes.

San Antonio City Council District 2: While Keith Toney, selected by City Council to hold the seat until this special election, held the early vote there will yet another election for a run-off. Alan Warrick now holds a 78 vote lead over Toney. The two candidates have 32.25 percent and 31.44 percent of the total vote over the three other candidates. Since no one was able to secure at least 50 percent plus one vote, the two will face off in a run-off on December 9th.

UPDATE 10:00 PM:
Governor-elect Greg Abbott delivers victory speech in Austin.  

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UPDATE: 9:43 PM:

With 58% of precincts reporting, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff maintains a 7% lead of Carlton Soules. 51% to 44%

With a little more than 1/3 of precincts reporting in U.S House District 23, Will Hurd leads Pete Gallego at 51% to 46%.


Wendy Davis concedes to Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Credit Lauren Silverman / KERA News


In the Bexar County DA race: Democratic challenger Nico LaHood has crossed the 50% threshold putting him slightly ahead of Susan Reed.

State Senator Leticia Van De Putte concedes to Dan Patrick.

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Attorney General Greg Abbot claims victory over Wendy Davis via Twitter.

Thank you Texas for electing me Governor. With honor and dignity I will fight for you and your future. God Bless Texas.

Early Vote for Bexar County

Bexar County Judge:  Incumbent Democrat Nelson Wolff is leading his Republican opponent former San Antonio City Councilman Carlton Soules at 51 percent to 45 percent.

Bexar County DA: Republican Susan Reed has a very slight lead over Democrat NicoLaHood with Reed at 50.70 percent and LaHood at 49.30 percent.

San Antonio City Council District 2: Interim Councilmember Keith Toney, who council installed shortly after Ivy Taylor was chosen as Mayor leads four other opponents with 34.82 percent. Alan E, Warrick is next at 29.82 percent and Norris Tyrone Darden at 24.04 percent

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.
Joey Palacios can be reached atJoey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules