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Saturday night election

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Preliminary results indicate Tracy Gray' s bid to unseat incumbent Dennis Jones as county court at law judge was successful.

By Ben Tinsley

Monitor Staff Writer

KAUFMAN COUNTY – Initial results in Saturday's special election for county court-at-law judge indicate challenger Tracy Booker Gray won the race against incumbent Dennis Jones.

Gray drew in 54.92 percent of the vote -- 2,253 ballots cast in her favor to incumbent Jones' 45.08 percent, or 1,849 votes, election results show.

However, those results also indicated not all the precincts had yet reported in as of 11 pm. Saturday. Included in this story are the latest results posted as of that time.

Election results must be reviewed before they can be officially canvassed and formalized. The Monitor will revisit this story and the results in an edition this next week.

This election was ordered by a visiting judge who found irregularities in the March 6 Republican Party primary.

Gray lost that primary to incumbent Dennis Jones by one vote.

She challenged those results, but the subsequent recount did not change its outcome.

Filing paperwork to contest that election, Gray ended up two votes ahead of her opponent.

These were due to some disqualified votes that were allowed and some questionable mail-in ballots that were disqualified, reports show

For more information, check out this week's edition of The Monitor!