‘Squad’-backed Cisneros recordsdata for recount in Texas Democratic main runoff

FILE – Democratic Congressional candidate Jessica Cisneros speaks to the media earlier than a rally, Feb. 12, 2022, in San Antonio. Cisneros is difficult nine-term U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas’ Democratic main runoff election on Tuesday Could 24, 2022. (G3 Field Information Photograph/Eric Homosexual, File) Eric Homosexual/G3 Field Information

‘Squad’-backed Cisneros recordsdata for recount in Texas Democratic main runoff

Abigail Adcox

June 06, 07:58 PM June 06, 07:58 PM

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Liberal candidate Jessica Cisneros introduced Monday she’s going to file for a recount within the shut Texas Democratic main runoff towards Rep. Henry Cuellar.

Cisneros, who has been endorsed by a number of members of the “Squad,” together with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), highlighted the important thing variations between her and her incumbent opponent as causes to pursue a recount for the Democratic main in Texas’s twenty eighth Congressional District.


“Our neighborhood isn’t accomplished preventing, we’re submitting for a recount,” Cisneros stated in a assertion. “With just below 0.6 p.c of the vote symbolizing such stark variations for the long run in South Texas, I owe it to our neighborhood to see this by means of to the tip.”

The important thing runoff election has garnered nationwide consideration after the candidates’ positions on abortion had been delivered to the forefront. Cuellar was the only real Home Democrat to vote towards a invoice in 2021 that might have codified the suitable to abortion in federal legislation, a problem that has been underscored after a leaked draft opinion indicated that the Supreme Courtroom is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Cuellar has declared victory within the race twice — as soon as after election evening Could 25 and once more June 3 as the ultimate election outcomes had been tallied, sustaining each occasions that his margin of votes would maintain. In his June 3 assertion, Cuellar stated he was main by 281 votes, up from 177 votes on election evening.

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A runoff candidate can request a recount by 5 p.m. Wednesday if the margin is lower than 10% obtained by the opponent.

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