|Ron Nirenberg (Unaffiliated)||54.6%||54,010|
|Ivy Taylor (Unaffiliated)||45.4%||44,919|
With half of the election day precincts reporting, now we're at probably 83-85% of total vote in.
Why you shouldn't focus on precincts reporting in high early voting areas:
EV for San Antonio was 69,400
election day as of an hour before the polls closed was just 27k.
So while only 25% of precincts show reporting, it's 75% of the vote.
With 1/4 of the election day vote now counted, and all of the early vote counted, we're looking at about 75% of the total vote counted...and Nirenberg's numerical margin grows.
Taylor would need to win the remaining 25% of the vote by an absurd margin., and that's not happening.
Nirenberg defeats Taylor.
Basically 70% of the vote is actually in (because voters chose to cast early)
Once we get even a smattering of election day vote, we'll know if her odds drop to zero.
Election Day vote stood at 27k about an hour ago.
Taylor is going to need a STRONG election day performance and that seems....unlikely
Early vote reporting and gives Nirenberg a 5200 vote lead over incumbent Ivy Taylor
Hello everyone We're minutes away from the first vote drop. Over 60,000 ballots were cast in the early vote.
Incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor is in a real fight for re-election against councilmember Ron Nirenberg. Officially a non-partisan position, its certainly an ideological one. Taylor opposed suing the state over its sanctuary cities bill despite council support, received blowback for apparently linking poverty with a lack of faith, and has taken socially conservative positions on abortion access and LGBT anti-discrimination laws. Nirenberg strongly supports the lawsuit against the state sanctuary city ban, opposed recent abortion provider restrictions, supported expansion of LGBT protections, and has received the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign.
Polls close at 8pm EDT (7pm local).