SAN ANTONIO -- United States Representative, Quico Canseco, and his campaign claim potentially fraudulent votes were cast in several counties and that makes the race too close to call. The Canseco campaign is challenging the results. It was called the "nail-biting race" of election night that ended with Democrat Pete Gallego unseating Republican incumbent Quico Canseco. The candidates took the lead back and forth throughout the night. Today, Canseco said he was contesting the race claiming voting irregularities in several counties.
"We started working with the Secretary of State's office and we found in Maverick county they were counting voters 2, 3 or 4 times," said Scott Yeldell, Canseco Campaign Manager.
We reached out to the Gallego campaign, but they have not been available today.
Yedell claims they would have contested the race if they had caught on to voter fraud even if Canseco had won the race.