With 99% of precincts reporting, John Caldwell, Mike Tagert, and Warner McBride are separated by 677 votes in the race for Northern District Transportation Commissioner. With only 390 votes separating McBride and Tagert, McBride’s team is pledging to keep working until all votes are counted.
In reviewing the AP’s numbers, one figure stands out—7,603. That’s how many more votes Democrats got in this election than Republicans. Caldwell and Tagert pulled in 21,033 collectively while McBride, Grisham, Hood, and Minor garnered 28,636. (You’ll note that we excluded perennial candidate Larry Lee from this tally.) This number is significant considering the Northern District encompasses the first congressional district plus parts of the second and third.