Republican Blake Farenthold has been declared the winner in his bid to oust Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas), but the Democratic incumbent hasn't given up, saying in a statement that his legal team is currently looking into "a number of discrepancies" that may have impacted the vote.
In a statement late Wednesday, Ortiz notes "a polling site that opened almost one hour late on Election Day and an early voting site that lost electrical power, therefore, depriving many from casting their vote."
The congressman, who is down by just 799 votes, according to the vote tally from The Associated Press, said he may ask for a recount.
"If after all the votes are counted and the race is still this close, a recount will be needed," Ortiz said. "It's simply too early for anybody to be calling this race."
The race is one of several close congressional contests where the incumbent has yet to concede. A recount would likely delay the outcome for another several weeks.
-Updated at 5:33 p.m.