Updated 10 a.m. Nov. 4
Unofficial final results show Republican incumbent Dan Crenshaw won his re-election bid for U.S. House District 2. Crenshaw won with 56.11% of the votes, or 197,300 votes, with all voting centers reporting.
Crenshaw faced off against Democratic challenger Sima Ladjevardian, who received 42.3% of the votes, or 148,727 votes, and Libertarian candidate Elliott Scheirman, who received 1.59% of the votes, or 5,582.
Crenshaw was first elected to office in 2018, and this will be his second term in office.
Updated 11:50 p.m. Nov. 3
Although all Election Day voting results have not yet been reported in Harris County, Republican incumbent Dan Crenshaw maintains a lead in the race for U.S. House District 2.
Unofficial voting results from Harris County show Crenshaw is the likely winner of the District 2 race with 55.76% of votes, or 184,626 votes. Prior to being elected in 2018, Crenshaw was a retired lieutenant commander of the Navy SEALs.
He was followed by Democratic candidate Sima Ladjevardian with 42.74% of votes, or 141,538 votes, and Libertarian candidate Elliott Scheirman with 1.5% of votes, or 4,960.
Harris County's 471 of 797 voting centers have reported results. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
Shortly before 8 p.m., Crenshaw thanked supporters for re-electing him to office via a Facebook post. Soon after, Crenshaw addressed supporters in a roughly 30-minute video on Facebook Live, once again thanking voters for re-electing him for his second term.
"As it turns out, Americans love this message, they love this idea of freedom," he said. "They love this idea that you prosper, that you can rise up—it's up to you, it's not up to somebody else. It's not up to government."
Meanwhile, Ladjevardian hosted a press conference via Zoom and Facebook Live around 8:20 p.m. congratulating Crenshaw on his likely win. As a cancer survivor, Ladjevardian ran on the platform of providing high-quality, affordable health care.
"If we stand up for what is right, we can defy all the odds," she said. "Really, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. This has been such an incredible experience, and I thank all of you for having been on this together."
Posted 8 p.m. Nov. 3
Polls closed at 7 p.m., and unofficial early voting results for the U.S. House District 2 race in the Nov. 3 election are in.
Unofficial voting results show Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Crenshaw is leading against Democratic candidate Sima Ladjevardian and Libertarian candidate Elliott Scheirman in the congressional race. District 2 encompasses much of Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita areas as well as some parts of Tomball, Cypress, Katy and the inner loop areas.
Crenshaw leads with 55.57% of the votes, or 172,434 votes, while Ladjevardian follows with 43.04% of the votes, or 133,563 votes. Scheirman has 1.39% of the votes, or 4,326 votes, according to election numbers from the Harris County Clerk's office.
Results are updated as of 8 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.