Travis County Midterm Elections Live Blog

Abbott secures reelection, mayoral race goes to run-off


We're shutting down the live blog for the evening. Thanks for sticking with us, folks. For more in-depth election analysis, be sure to pick up this week's issue, on news stands and online on Thursday.

Austin City Council Member Chito Vela congratulating mayoral candidate Celia Israel, who is headed to a run-off election with opponent (and former Austin mayor) Kirk Watson. (photo by Jana Birchum)

Maggie Q. Thompson is at Kathryn Whitley Chu’s victory party. The AISD Trustee, District 4, candidate handily defeated opponent Clint Small with 71% of the vote.


10:11pm: Staff writer Austin Sanders on the mayoral race, which is headed, as expected, to a run-off.


Unsurprisingly, gubernatorial hopeful Beto O'Rourke easily won the Travis County vote (see below), but Republican incumbent Greg Abbott has decisively carried the state to win reelection.


Lina Fisher is at District 5 City Council candidate Stephanie Bazan’s party. With 100% precincts reporting, D5 will go to a run-off.

Election night takes a turn for the rainier as AISD D6 candidate Andrew Gonzales awaits EDay returns. (photo by John Anderson)

We're still waiting for Election Day numbers, but the Travis County Democratic Party is celebrating a slate of Dem candidates certain to win in this firmly blue county.

9:15pm: 9:10pm:

Chronicle staff writer Austin Sanders is at mayoral candidate Celia Israel's campaign party at Luster Pearl East.

Mayoral candidate Kirk Watson, speaking with KXAN at his Speakeasy watch party, is currently trailing opponent Celia Israel, with only early voting numbers released so far. (photo by John Anderson)

The Chronicle news team is crisscrossing the city at Election Night watch parties. Brant Bingamon is covering a tight race in District 3.

Chron News Editor Mike Clark-Madison is at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel, HQ for the Travis County Dems.

Chronicle staff photographer John Anderson snapped this shot of Greg Casar, newly elected to the House of Representatives, as he waited to do an interview with Democracy Now! (photo by John Anderson)

Lina Fisher on Paige Ellis' cruising to reelection in the Austin City Council District 8 race.

Lina Fisher reports on the Austin City Council District 5 race, where Ryan Alter and Stephanie Bazan are leading a pack of six candidates.

8:03pm: 7:50pm 7:38pm 7:16pm

The Travis County Clerk's office has posted the complete unofficial early voting in person results and partial ballot by mail results for the November 8 general election


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