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Texas school district candidate wins seat, 1-0

posted at 11:35 am on May 13, 2013 by

Every vote counts, y’all:

A school board election for the Lytle ISD has been decided by one vote. It was the only vote.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Christina Mercado has won her race as District 1 representative on the Lytle School District by collecting the only vote cast in Saturday’s election for the open board seat.

Mercado’s challenger, Patty Cortez, received no votes.

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Phew! What a squeaker!

geojed on May 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM

So, you ran for an elected office and didn’t even bother to vote for yourself.

Amazing!!

This takes voter apathy to an all new level.

Momma on May 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

This seems a pretty clear indication that this particular district’s board is too large by (at least) one.

KingGold on May 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM

So, you ran for an elected office and didn’t even bother to vote for yourself.

Amazing!!

This takes voter apathy to an all new level.

Momma on May 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

That’s what I was thinking. At minimum, this should have been a 1-1 tie.

Bitter Clinger on May 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM

100%

ted c on May 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM

So, you ran for an elected office and didn’t even bother to vote for yourself.

Amazing!!

This takes voter apathy to an all new level.

Momma on May 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Wait… Wait… A huge question just popped into my mind:

Is either Christina Mercado or Patty Cortez married?

BigGator5 on May 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Christina “Landslide” Mercado

DanMan on May 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I’d be interested to know how many eligible voters there are in the district and how many of them actually voted in the election in general. How the heck does 1-0 happen?

LukeinNE on May 13, 2013 at 12:04 PM

As a proud Texan I’m just pleased that MK can spell y’all correctly.

Speechlesstx on May 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

At least she has a clear mandate moving forward.

DrAllecon on May 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Wonder if holder had his goons there to see if ‘fair’ voting was done?
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letget on May 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Wow, 10 ….. you can see that went right down the ‘party line’ there, didn’t it?

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM

So, you ran for an elected office and didn’t even bother to vote for yourself.

Amazing!!

This takes voter apathy to an all new level.

Momma on May 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Or she could have been a parachute candidate, unable to vote in the riding where she was running.

Alberta_Patriot on May 13, 2013 at 1:16 PM

So she received 100% of the votes…a clear mandate if there was ever “one”…

They apparently don’t have neighbors, go to church, are married, go to a beauty salon, part of the PTA, and neither have any friends.

1,730 students, small but more than “1″…

right2bright on May 13, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Wow, 1 – 0 ….. you can see that went right down the ‘party line’ there, didn’t it?

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM

What are you talking about? This candidate clearly brought both parties together to a consensus.

blammm on May 13, 2013 at 1:29 PM

So, you ran for an elected office and didn’t even bother to vote for yourself.

Amazing!!

This takes voter apathy to an all new level.

Momma on May 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

The loser probably didn’t even live in the district and so couldn’t vote for herself.

Steve Eggleston on May 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM

As a proud Texan I’m just pleased that MK can spell y’all correctly.

Speechlesstx on May 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

She is a Southern gal, raised in North Carolina and educated in Georgia.

Steve Eggleston on May 13, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I could have been a contendah…

trigon on May 13, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I’d ask for a recount.

STL_Vet on May 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM

LOL! Did Patty not vote?

ZachV on May 13, 2013 at 3:12 PM

If it was that close it needs a recount.

/s

sadatoni on May 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Patty Cortez’ campaign slogan:

Vote Cortez! Or dont… who the @%&# cares…

Valkyriepundit on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

1-0, also known as the ratio of Obama to Biden brain cells.

TheAudacityofNOPE on May 13, 2013 at 4:18 PM