2016-11-09 / Front Page

Clinton carries Willacy County but Nation goes for Trump


Raymondville voters cast their ballots in favor ( or against) a Tax Ratification Election, on Election Day and in the early voting.

A total of 1,058 votes went against the initiative that would have made about $800,000 a year for the local district for the next eight years, while 922 people voted for it.

District officials looked somewhat disappointed about Tuesday’s election results, but say they will accept the people’s votes.

“ It would have been good for the community, for the students and for the staff at the Raymondville school district,” Johnny I. Pineda, its superintendent, said. “We will come back and try again.”

In the presidential race between Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, and Donald Trump, a Republican, voters cast 3,416 for Clinton and and 1,541 votes for Trump, unofficial election results show.

Two more presidential candidates, Gary Johnson, a Libertarian, received 94 county votes, while Jill Stein, with the Green Party, picked 31 votes.

In another local races in Lasara school district, incumbents Margot D. “ Mary” Salinas and Rolando Velasquez retained their seats, while Isidro Robles, another incubement, lost.

Salinas received 212 votes, Velazquez got 246 votes, and Micaela M. “ Kelly” Alaniz garnered 226 votes.

Robles receieved 206 votes and John F. Gonzales Jr., the former Willacy County judge, received the least votes at 176.

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