AUSTIN, Texas (AP) --The Associated Press has withdrawn its call in the Texas congressional race pitting Republican Rep. Will Hurd against Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones.
The AP had initially called the race for Hurd but later determined the race is too close to call.
With all precincts reporting as of 3:30 EST a.m. on Wednesday, Hurd has a lead of 689 votes out of more than 209,500 cast. That margin is roughly three tenths of 1 percent.
Hurd is a two-term incumbent and former CIA agent who has been one of President Donald Trump’s harshest critics among fellow Republicans.
Ortiz Jones is trying to become Texas’ first Filipina-American and openly gay member of Congress.
The Ortiz Jones campaign released a statement on the call.
“This election is not over—every vote matters and must be counted. Gina’s campaign has been powered by grassroots energy from day one, and we won’t stop working until every provisional ballot, absentee ballot, and military or overseas ballot has been counted,” Noelle Rosellini, spokeswoman, said.
A recount has not been announced.That provisional ballots, absentee ballots, ballots improperly rejected on technicalities, and military/overseas ballots are waiting to be accounted for.
Currently, only 689 votes separate Ortiz Jones from Hurd.