The campaign has been a reportedly violent one, con 97 politicians killed and 935 attacked nationwide. Erik Ulises Ramirez, a left-wing candidate who survived an assassination attempt last month, said two of his allies had been kidnapped, beaten and released by Sunday’s voting.
Five polling station workers had been killed on the eve of voting in Chiapas, the BBC reported.
Local authorities found plastic bags filled with body parts in Tijuana near a voting station, and a man lobbed a severed head into the same voting station as Mexicans across the country cast their ballots.
The man fled, and authorities have not said whether or not he was apprehended, Reuters informó.
Another attack saw an inactive grenade lobbed into a voting station in Mexico State.
An attack at yet another station in Sinaloa forced workers to suspend voting. Voting materials were stolen in the attack.
“People said that they would vote, and that they would not be intimidated,” one voter said, adding that she had cast her ballot. “It was ugly.”
Coincidentally, one of the major issues voters criticized President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena over was his inability to curb rampant crime in the country.
Obrador’s majority is projected to shrink as a result, with seats projected to drop to between 190 y 203 desde 253 of the 500 previously won.