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Election Day & Early Voting

Early voting -- and thus early returns -- usually skew conservative. But not this time: Election day was good to the establishment front-runners -- and big spenders -- as Will Wynn and Danny Thomas both got a big boost on election day. Also trending sharply higher on Saturday was Raul Alvarez.

Candidate: Early Voting, Election Day

Kirk Watson: 82.0% , 84.7%

Rafael Quintanilla: 38.1%, 37.8%

Raul Alvarez: 28.1% , 33.0%

Will Wynn: 44.0%, 52.7%

Clare Barry:24.4%, 25.5%

Danny Thomas: 48.5%, 58.7%

Willie C. Lewis: 41.0% , 35.0%

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    May 6 Election Results
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    In a tight last-minute victory, Will Wynn avoids a runoff with Clare Barry for the Place 5 council seat.

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    Three candidates win seats on the AISD board by wide margins, and two referenda allowing the board to choose how it sends tax dollars out of the district also pass easily.

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    Light rail loses big in San Antonio, casting aspersions on the chances that a similar proposal will pass in Austin.

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    Willie Lewis loses his council seat to police officer Danny Thomas by a shocking margin.

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