Mail in ballots counted: Kovar avoids runoff against Dumbauld in County Commissioner Pct. 1 race

Mail in ballots counted: Kovar avoids runoff against Dumbauld in County Commissioner Pct. 1 race
Terene Kovar unofficially wins Lubbck County Commissioner Pct. 1 (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Terence Kovar will not be facing opponent Lee Ann Dumbauld in a run-off election, after the mail in and absentee ballots were counted in the 2020 Republican race for Precinct 1 County Commissioner.

Over 500 provisional and mail in ballots were counted Monday, and more than 30 of them involved the race for the Republican candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 1, between Terence Kovar and Lee Ann Dumbauld.

On election day last Tuesday, Kovar won 50.02 percent of the total vote, avoiding a runoff by two votes.

Mail in ballots confirmed the election day total, with voting percentages unchanged. Kovar, again, avoided a runoff election by two votes.

Lee Ann Dumbauld received 42.93 percent and E. “Major” Garza received 7.06 percent of the total vote.

Kovar needed 50 percent plus one vote of the 12,697 total votes to avoid a runoff in May. Kovar received 50 percent plus two votes of the total vote with 6,351 total votes in his race.

The results after the absentee and mail-in ballots are counted will determine if Kovar and Dumbauld will compete in the run-off election.

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