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9:00 Elections Numbers

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Photo by Matt Largey for KUT News.
Council Member Randi Shade arrives at the Galaxy Cafe to watch election results with supporters. Shade trails Kathie Tovo by 10% in the latest results.

Two Austin City Council Members appear to be cruising to victory in today's local election, while a third council member may be in some trouble.

Incumbent Randi Shade finds herself trailing community activist Kathie Tovo in a bid for a second term.  Tovo has 44% of the vote; Shade is second with 34% in a four-way race

Laura Morrison appears to have easily won reelection in local voting Saturday.  Morrison, looking for a second three-year term on the council, is pulling 71% of the vote over two challengers.

Chris Riley looks to have the inside track to a full three-year term on the council.  He has 65% of the vote in a four-way race

Voters in Lakeway are approving a $1.25 million library bond, 78-22%.  Eanes ISD voters are approving a $54-million building bond, 62-38%