Texas House District 70 incumbent Scott Sanford leads in early voting

Updated at 7:32 p.m.

Early voting results have been released and Republican incumbent Scott Sanford is leading with 67.51 percent of the early vote, as Democrat John Bryant trails with 28.54 percent of the vote. Libertarian Rachel Wester has pulled in 3.32 percent of the early voting total, while Green Party candidate Emmett Merwin pulled in 0.62 percent.

There are more than 500,000 registered voters in Collin County, of which 56.24 percent chose to vote early in person or by mail-in, said Collin County Public Information Officer Tim Wyatt. Early voting in Collin County ran from Oct. 24-Nov. 4.