An unanticipated surge of early voting in Bexar County could benefit hometown state Senate candidate Jeff Wentworth in the high-profile race for state Senate district 25. On Monday, the first day of early voting, 4,705 voters cast ballots in the Republican primary, a rate of 540 votes per hour. On Tuesday, the rate increased to 718 votes per hour. Of course, it is not known who received those votes, but it is a fair assumption that Wentworth stands to benefit more than his opponent, Dr. Donna Campbell, who lives in New Braunfels. The formula for a Wentworth victory would require a high early vote total, similar to the May 29 primary vote, and a low turnout in the other counties in the district (parts of Comal, Hays, Travis, Guadalupe, Kendall). It is generally thought that Wentworth’s campaign had been struggling going into the early voting.
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