More election results posted
by Chance Wright
Nov 08, 2012 | 1391 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The unofficial election results for Sunflower County are in and according to the Sunflower County Circuit Clerk's Office, a little over 50 percent of registered voters, or 9,050 people, visited the polls on Tuesday.

Two of Sunflower County's 18 voting precincts have yet to be included in the election summary report released by the county because of glitches in the system.

Also, the numbers of affidavit and absentee ballots have yet to be released by the circuit clerk.

At the top of the county's ticket, incumbent Democratic candidate Barack Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney with a vote of 6,526 to 2,373 for president.

Others receiving votes from with in the county were Virgil Goode (50), Gary Johnson (27), Jill Stein (11), Barbara Dale Washer (6), and one write in vote.

In the state senate race, Democratic candidate Albert N. Gore Jr. received 5,539 votes to take the county victory over incumbent Republican candidate Roger F. Wicker, who received 2,613 votes.

Others receiving county votes in this race were Thomas Cramer (146), Shawn O'Hara (110), and one write in vote.

Incumbent Democratic candidate Bennie Thompson ran away with the county vote for representative of the 2nd U.S. Congressional District.

Thompson received 6,591 votes while Republican candidate Bill Marcy got 2,112. Others receiving county votes in this race were: C. Mondale Williams (64), Lajena Williams (45), and one write in vote.

Earle S. Banks, candidate in the Supreme Court District One, Position One race received 4,630 votes to win the county over incumbent W.L. "Bill" Waller Jr., who received 3,474 votes.

Running unopposed, Leslie D. King received 6,760 votes to win the county in the Supreme Court District One, Position Two race. There were also 10 write in votes.

Democratic incumbent candidate Bobby L. Rushing ran unopposed and received 7,758 votes to win the county's seat on the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Commission. There were also 18 write in votes in this race.

Sandra H. Moore, who ran unopposed for Sunflower County's District One Election Commissioner, received 1,063 votes. There was also a single write in vote in the race.

Eloise B. Harris won the county's District Two Election Commissioner race over Christopher L. Carter by a tally of 1,510 to 567.

Democratic candidate C. "Bloaty" Smith squeaked out the majority vote in the race for the county's District Three Election Commissioner over Ron Carlyle by a vote of 683 to 668. There also was one write in vote in the race.

Democratic Candidate Roy Stanford Sr. was the hands-down winner in District Four Election Commissioner's race defeating Petey Mixon by a vote of 1,574 to 413. There also was one write in vote in the race.

Democratic candidate Edie Horton defeated Betty K. Davis by a vote of 968 to 680 in the race for Sunflower County's District Five Election Commissioner.

In the race for Position Two of District Two for the Court of Appeals, Ceola James defeated Ermea "EJ" Russell by a vote of 5,610 to 2,451. There were also nine write in votes counted.

The election commission, in collaboration with the Sunflower County Circuit Clerk's Office, began the certification process yesterday and will continue through the weekend.