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By Roger Harnack
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Garza leads Thompson

Late-arriving ballots flip lead in county race


Last updated 11/16/2022 at 11:16am

RITZVILLE — Twenty-two votes.

That’s the difference between the two candidates running for the Adams County Commissioner District No. 3 seat as of press time this weke.

After the initial count Nov. 8, incumbent Terry Thompson had a small lead.

But late-arriving ballots have flipped the outcome.

As of press time Tuesday, Miguel A. “Mike” Garza had 1,772 votes (49.65%. Incumbent Thompson had 1,750 votes (49.03%).

Garza has a 22-vote lead, but there may potentially be some late-arriving ballots that will have to be counted.

Garza trailed after the first count of ballots on election ni...

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