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Runoffs, special election draw high turnout

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During this year’s primary runoff and special election, Bastrop County produced high voter turnout compared to past similar races in the midst of this unusual time for an election. This year’s Democratic and Republican primary runoff elections, as well as a special election for Texas Senate District 14 to replace resigning Senator Kirk Watson, were postponed to July 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early voting in Bastrop County spanned from June 29 through July 10. In the special election for Texas Senate District 14, which includes Bastrop County, Democrat Sarah Eckhardt took the lead with 49.66% of the votes statewide, with ...

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