One race still left to be decided

Published 10:24 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Absentee votes were still being counted Tuesday night in the Warren County District 1 Supervisor race among Republican John Arnold, Independent Ed Gregory Gibson and Independent Edward Herring.

Unofficial results had Arnold with 1,327 votes to Gibson’s 125 votes and Herring’s 1,261 votes.

“My race will not be selected tonight,” Arnold said.

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Affidavit votes will be counted starting Wednesday morning and he said it could take as long as Thursday to get final results. Arnold said there are more affidavit votes this year compared to previous elections.

“This election had a lot more affidavit votes than normal because they’ve been purging the roll,” Arnold said. “An affidavit is when you go out their and your name is not on the role, and you have to vote by affidavit. They have to come in and certify you have the right to vote.”

Herring acknowledged he was down 66 votes to Arnold in tonight’s precinct counts, and he heard there were about 90 total absentee ballots in the area.

“I’m just anxious to see what the final outcome is,” Herring said.

Gibson was headed back to Vicksburg from taking a friend to the hospital in Jackson Tuesday night and had not heard any of the results.

“It’s nice to know it wasn’t a landslide yet,” Gibson said. “I know I got at least two votes. I’d be impressed if I got any more than that.”

Gibson is determined to push people in charge until things get done. He is looking forward to the quiet zone he pushed for 20 months to get in the district being completed in time for Christmas.