The Northside was considered a stronghold for Taylor, but Nirenberg captured a majority in dozens of precincts that favored Taylor in the general election.
In the initial May 6 ballot, fewer than one in 10 voters were under age 34, though they represent more than a third of San Antonio’s voting age population.
Many observers point to Texas’ growing Hispanic population, which tends to lean Democratic, as an indication that the political tides will soon shift.
From May 30 through Tuesday, June 6, just over 60,535 people took advantage of the early voting period
On a rainy Tuesday, the first day of early voting, 7,471 San Antonio residents cast votes in the mayoral and City Council runoff races, marking a 7% higher turnout than the first day of early voting for the May 6 general and bond election, when a total of 7,001 people turned out to vote.
Taylor and Nirenberg are now in a runoff sprint, with early voting starting May 30 and the runoff election on June 10.
Ana Sandoval stunned incumbent District 7 Councilman Cris Medina, winning a razor-thin general election victory with 50.79% of the votes cast in the race.
Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the State’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday.
We are one month away from early voting for the May 6 General Election. Most of the city’s eligible voters, however, will not, despite all that is at stake.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.