After a delay due to the pandemic, the Lubbock mayoral race garnered 500% more votes than the last time the office was up for election.
Mayor Dan Pope earned a third two-year term with 56% of votes Tuesday night, according to unofficial, final results from the Lubbock County Elections Office.
A total of 87,636 people voted between incumbent Pope and political outsider Stephen Sanders. That's 72% of total voter turnout, which shattered records for the city. Records show 120,882 people voted early, by mail or on election day, almost 66% of total registered voters.