Election Day: Voters head to the polls Texas primary runoff election

A handful of voters will head to the polls Tuesday to settle undecided races before the general election in November.

Only about 4% of all registered voters cast their ballots in early voting for the Texas primary runoff election.

The contest that is getting the most attention is the Republican battle for Texas attorney general between incumbent Ken Paxton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush.


Paxton is trying to win a third term despite new criminal allegations, as well as 2015 fraud charges that haven’t yet gone to trial.

Bush has hit Paxton hard with TV spots highlighting his legal problems. Meanwhile, the Paxton campaign has tried to paint Bush as a liberal.

The latest UT-Tyler/Dallas Morning News poll suggests Paxton will finish six points ahead of Bush.

There’s also a runoff between the Democratic candidates for state attorney general. Former ACLU attorney Rochelle Garza is facing attorney and former Galveston mayor Joe Jaworski.

Democrats also have runoffs for lieutenant governor and land commissioner. There are numerous other runoffs for state legislative races, as well as U.S. Congress.

Election results will be posted on FOX4News.com after the polls close at 7 p.m.