BREAKING NEWS: Peter tops absentee votes

Marco Taitano Peter of the Republican Party garnered the most number of absentee ballots during the special elections for the Precinct 3 House of Representatives seat.

The Commonwealth Election Commission counted 79 absentee ballots starting at 9:10pm Saturday. Of that number, 34 votes were for Peter. Donald Cabrera Barcinas of the Democratic Party received 11, while independent candidates Mariano DLG Fajardo and David Castro obtained 10 and six, respectively, according to unofficial CEC tabulation

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
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