By TSB Staff
Collin County Republicans swept the local races on election night, Nov. 6, then received a big surprise in the national elections.
But the biggets surprise came in late September, leading up to the election when President Obama campaign signs were defaced with racist remarks, and some were stolen altogether. The latter was caught on videotape and we have it.
But most importantly, on election night:
–Current State Rep. Ken Paxton won his District 8 State Senate race with 63.88 percent in the county over Jack Ternan Jr., who earned 80,539 votes.
–Republican’s Jeff Leach, Scott Sanford, Jodie Laubenberg and Van Taylor each won uncontested races for State Representative.
–In House District 33, Republican Scott Turner won his race with 23,846 votes to 4,869 for Michael Carrasco.
–Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz won the Senate race with 188,101 votes for the Republicans. The Democrat candidate Paul Sadler received 96,078 votes.
–In the Presidential race, Collin County voters clicked on the President Obama – Vice President Joe Biden ticket 100,754 times and 33.37 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (64.9%) drew 195,933 votes to take the county. The Libertarian candidate received 3,688 votes.
–Geraldine “Tincy” Miller won her State School Board race over Richland College professor Lois Parrott, 185,725 to 95,311 as Tincy won 66.09 percent of Collin County votes.
And there was much more. Click here for TSB’s election night story.
Click here to watch a sign thief remove an Obama campaign sign leading up to the election and read the story.
And click here for a “Square Off” episode in which staffers discuss the sign defacer.
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