Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turnout very light in Hinds runoff

It appears as though voter turnout in today's Hinds County judicial runoff will be a fraction of what it was on Nov. 2nd. The only race on the ballot is the race between Special Circuit Judge Melvin Priester and Brent Southern to replace retiring County Judge William Barnett.

Priester came close to winning the seat outright on Nov. 2nd, and would presumably be the winner of today's runoff. However, with turnout as low as it currently is (I was the 18th voter at Eudora Welty's Precinct 1 at lunchtime), it's up in the air.

My hunch is Priester pulls this out, due to his GOTV efforts.

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