UPDATE: The Independent provisional ballot board will meet on Thursday. It will begin the process of reviewing the nearly 7 thousand provisional ballots cast by provisional voters.
Those that are determined to be qualified will be counted.
Both the Republicans and Democrats will have someone watching the process.
The Harris County Clerk’s office has 7 days to complete the process.
As 2 on the Beat reported earlier: Harris County voters woke up Wednesday with some lingering doubt and confusion clouding the race for Harris County District Attorney.
Republican Pat Lykos appears to squeaked by with a narrow victory over Democrat C.O. “Brad” Bradford.
However, Bradford has not conceded the race…and he is considering his legal options.
There are still 7,500 mail in ballots and 6,500 provisional ballots that haven’t been counted.
(update – the mail in ballots have been counted. Lykos has a 4938 vote lead – but 6950 provisional ballots remain uncounted)
Mail in ballots tend to favor republicans, but the provisional ballots, many of which were cast in Houston’s predominately African American third ward area, could favor the democratic candidate.
2 on the Beat is following the latest developments in this story and will have a full report on Local 2 News today.