Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Election night thread. Anita, Spivey, Darrel win.

Here we go.  Predictions:

Darrel McQuirter/David Archie: Tossup
Sam Begley/Kathy Sykes: Sam wins by four points
Anita Wray/Michael Pantin: Wray by ten points
Sam Bretton/Tony Smith: Bretton by fifteen points
Eric Stringfellow/Bobby McGown: Scribe by eight points.
Kyle Brown/Kristopher Kross: Tossup.
Weisenberger/Spivey: Spivey by fifteen. 

Fire away.

7:40 PM

5/42 P's.
MP:  62
AW: 33

 7:42 PM

2/18 P's
Sam: 265
Kathy:  39

2/27 P's
String: 20
Bobcat: 18

7:45 PM

AW: 51
MP: 67

Weis & Spivey dead even at eight votes each.

7:50 PM

McQuirter up by around 800 votes. 

7:55 PM

MP: 157
AW: 139

Weis & Spive still tied at eight.

8:00 PM

Sam: 468
Kathy: 186

2/29 (Old info. Comes from county site. See image above)
Darrel: 212
Davis: 133

MP: 412
AW: 385

Spivey:  140
Weis: 69

Is Rankin County posting results anywhere online?

8:05 PM


MP: 532
AW: 502

Spivey: 160
Weis: 89

8:08 PM

Ray and Pantin are tied at 879

8:15 PM

Pantin: 1613
Wray: 1692

Spivey: 1,227
Weis: 682

8:20 PM

Wray: 2092
Pantin: 1960

Spivey: 1583
Weis: 779

New judge.

8:21 PM

Darrel: 1896
David: 1153
Jackson boxes out.

8:24 PM 

Wray: 2,523
Pantin: 2,244

Spivey: 1942
Weis: 941

Congratulations, Judge Spivey

8:30 PM

8/18 (44%)
Sam: 659
Kathy: 611

14/29 (Not caught up with info from precincts posted above)
Darrel: 1,154
David: 741

Scribe: 242
Bobcat: 213

8:33 PM

Cross: 310
Brown:  252

Just 500 votes in a Rankin supervisor runoff?

Gaines: 213
Miller: 124

8:35 PM

Pantin: 2427
Wray: 2634

She is opening up a lead now.  52-48.

8:40 PM

Darrel: 2,041
Davis: 1,177

8:45 PM

Brown: 322
Cross: 423

Gaines: 436
Miller: 255

8:50 PM

Pantin: 2955
Wray:  3228

Anita Wray is the new Madison County Circuit Clerk. 

8:51 PM


Kathy: 713
Sam: 683

8:55 PM

Darrel got this one. 2,397-1,597.  60-40 right now. 

8:56 PM

Sam: 728
Kathy: 833

Gaines: 621
Miller: 407

Brown: 692
Cross: 992

 9:00 PM

Scribe: 788
Bobcat: 1,103

Pantin: 3,237
Wray: 3,743

9:11 PM

Darrel: 2,322
Archie: 1,727

28/29  60-40
Darrel: 2,659
Archie: 1,972

9:15 PM

Sam: 848
Kathy: 1058

9:21 PM



Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on Kenny Miller vs Steve Gaines?

Devine 1816 said...

Isn't this where any one or more of the Harpy Freak Jobs who detest JJ's successes jumps in and hammers you Kingfish for erroneous reporting?

Anonymous said...

Somebody, anybody, please get Jimmie Gates off of Twitter ASAP. He's barfing on that medium like a bigger fool than Sam R Hall.

KaptKangaroo said...

My vote was Gaines! He's in it for the right reasons.

Anonymous said...

Nothing out there on Rankin yet....

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much Anita Wray paid for each vote she receives. I've never seen so much money in a circuit clerk race. It looked like the Hinds County trial lawyers spared no expense to buy that office.

There Is a Reason Why No Hotties in JFP Newsroom said...

Is Lieutenant Robert Graham out on uniformed patrol tonight?

Anonymous said...

In Hinds, it boils down to who is the most apathetic?

Anonymous said...

Holy Jackson Free Press!

One of the DonnerKay young (and HOT) Chicks-She-Formerly-Loved (and who another certain someone couldn't keep his eyes off) is reporting elections results for the Clarion-Ledger Death Star?

Say, say, say it ain't so DonnerKay!!!

Anonymous said...

After all these years Jimmie Gates still doesn't understand the HindsCo vote counting scam. Why doesn't Sam R Hall ever send Jimmie out to report in Madison or Rankin counties? Hmmmm.

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Anonymous said...

The Associated Press SUCKS.

Anonymous said...

WAPT is eating WLBT's lunch.

Anonymous said...

We might get a supervisor named Bob Cat.

What was Doug Anderson's nick name?

Anonymous said...

In his latter years his code name was "Weekend at Doug's".

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see from which side of I-55 Anita Wray received her biggest vote count. I'll be willing to bet the west side went heavily for her since she seems to be against Costco and the fact that Gene and DI both publicly supported her opponent. FYI, I'm on the east side (in the slums, according to Dinsmor elites) and I do pay taxes, even though the west side snobs say that they pay all the taxes in Ridgeland. Oh, I did vote for Anita!

Anonymous said...

Hinds County ... A World of Corrupt Vote-Counting Difference

Anonymous said...

Have always wondered @8:20 PM
why those young reporters
disappear so quickly there.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of maroons posted in the election blog at the CL. I'm calling this one a scoop for JJ.

Anonymous said...

And to think that Sam Begley actually thought his party was honest.

Jackson is LOST said...

Once you get outside Jackson few bought David Archie's garbage.

Kingfish said...

What are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

How much do you have to weigh to work for the Associated Press?

JTaylor said...

Rest easy @9:02 PM Sam R Hall was found after an exhaustive and very expensive nationwide search to find only the best and brightest the USofA had to offer.

Sam is arguably the #1 Executive Editor in the United States today. Follow along a while and he'll tell you all you need to know.

Devine 1816 said...

Predict that Sykes will be as successful as John Horhn and held just as accountable by the few low information voters in Belhaven.

Anonymous said...

Police Impersonator GRAHAM looking up at some 4-1 votes.

Anonymous said...

9:22 Best post of the night. The ramifications of your message may be the best post of the year. No telling what Airwave paid for all of those signs and uncle toms ads. 4-1 for common sense, has a nice ring to it.

Anonymous said...

Sam Britton beat the stew out of Tony Smith in the Southern PSC race.

Burke said...

Great job, Kingfish. By the way, I'm pretty sure that McQuirter spells his first name "Darrel," with one ell.

I'm on board with voting 9:22 "Post of the Night."

Anonymous said...

curious to see how the idiots that voted for Anita will feel in a few days when its revealed people working for her campaign were paid to destroy Pantin signs. These individuals were arrested last night and confessed that they were paid to do it. Madison elections are being bought and paid for. Bomgar alone spent a quarter of a million dollars for a job that pays 12k. Wake up Madison.

Anonymous said...

Joe Citizen has no clue what circuit clerk does. Just the kind of office that's vulnerable to endorsements. Wray's win is a slap to the discredited politicians who endorsed her - there are some angry voters! Now I just hope she doesn't suck.

PS - don't think that Mad Cty defense lawyers weren't voting for her. Drive down Highland Colony? See the firms? Think they were all for Pantin?

Anonymous said...

'Dishonesty' is just demographics.

Anonymous said...

"It will be interesting to see from which side of I-55 Anita Wray received her biggest vote count. I'll be willing to bet the west side went heavily for her since she seems to be against Costco and the fact that Gene and DI both publicly supported her opponent. "

Yep - that did it for me.

Anonymous said...

How do you spell Kathy Sykes win? R.A.C.I.S.M. And, it is black racism. The people who voted for her could care less about the future of Jackson or sending someone to the House who would gather respect. Once again we will have a Melton-ite with a mouth like Stokes destroying every bit of good will that could have been beneficial to Jackson. So sorry that some in the Capitol City do not want to rebuild;they just want a black. What Martin Luther King said about content vs. color makes no difference to them.

Anonymous said...

9:58 no one got arrested last night and since when do signs win elections??

Anonymous said...

@10:40 3 males were detained last night. Statements were taken and they were released around 3am. Charges will be filed for trespassing and vandalism. Charges pending against the people who paid the perps to do it. One male is the relative of a local elected official. Watch and learn. This one is going to hurt.

Anonymous said...

I was a Pantin voter that switched to Wray because Pantin had endorsements from Di and Gene. 2017 can't get here fast enough. Run and hide, DI, run and hide . . .

Anonymous said...

What has bomgar got to do with anything?

Low Down Dirty White People said...

Who's the Huckle-Buck now, david EL archie ? Go back to running in Madison.
Bye Felicia !
PS: Thank God. Seriously, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am a little surprised that Wray pulled it out - every Madison County politico endorsed Pantin. Goes to show what their stock is worth. I guess it didn't help Phillips much either.

Kingfish said...

She worked her butt off and earned it fair & square. Having good fund-raising helped but plenty of candidates lose despite outspending their opponents. Had three sign-wavers on the Ridgeland turnabout today at 5:00 PM. No one else was there. She showed up at the Costco forums, she went all over the place.

Now my advice to her: Lee was like Arthur Johnston: best clerk in the area. Your job is to not screw it up.

Anonymous said...

I actually think we are seeing here part of the reason Gene MvGee continued to lie about his knowledge of the Costco deal until after the August 4 election. While Gene was hosting fundraisers for the anti-Bomgar (I forget his name) and posing for pics with Longwitz, he continued to lie with the thought that his endorsement was actually worth something as long as the Costco matter was not known to the voters. And that old hypocrite Di Smith was on the radio telling us how to vote in the supervisor's race to ensure transparent government. Well, those endorsements proved to be worth very little to nothing on August 4 and they sure aren't worth anything now that the truth is out.

I don't think Wray got every vote she did just because Pantin was unfortunate enough to have endorsements from these two sorry individuals, but I do think it was enough to tip the scales in her favor had this election been closer.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't worry too much about Sykes. The clout of the Jackson delegation in the House is already seriously on the wane. The population exodus out of the city continues unabated and after the next round of redistricting their numbers will shrink even further. Wish Sam Begley had won but he still did all of the metro a big service by hosing Evans.

Anonymous said...

KF, Arthur Johnston was a treasure for Madison County. What Rankin Countians wouldn't give to have someone of Arthur's intelligence, honesty, skills, education, experience, and integrity instead of the snake-eyed sack of $h!+ currently occupying the Rankin County Chancery Clerk's office.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see Anita's campaign finance reports!!

Anonymous said...

@10:39 - you must be out yo damn mind. Begley stoked racism when it suited him (under Harvey's reign of terror) and was the financial beneficiary of it. To see him get ousted by essentially the same crap he pulled 15 years ago is too rich. It could not have happened to a nicer guy.

Anonymous said...

Wish Sam Begley had won but he still did all of the metro a big service by hosing Evans.

Agreed......that is cause for celebration.

Anonymous said...

I was encouraged to see that Anita Wray's experience as a clerk swayed the voters- Experience should always count- A lesson maybe Mother Mary just learned in her race as well

Anonymous said...

My wife and I did the same thing as 11:03, by switching from Pantin in the first primary to Wray in the second, because of Pantin's endorsments.

Anonymous said...

Best news of the night is that Bill Weisenberger will never hold a position of authority again.

I watched him in that court as a constable & judge for a dozen years. He is the absolute epitome of a redneck thug. Should never have had a badge or judge's gavel, even in play court.

Just a mean, redneck bully.

And his thug son is the same way. Freaking bully with a badge.

Anonymous said...

Really????? Is the best Hinds county can to is Iphone pictures of a white board on an easel the best they can do??? In this day and age that is truly laughable !

I hope Ms Wray knows what she's doing. She will get zero support from sitting clerk when she takes office.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Anita Wray! Your hard work paid off!

I personally want to thank the citizens of Madison County, Marion County, Walthall County, Rankin County and all ther statewide family and friends that either voted are made calls to their family and friends in Madison County!

Once Anita Wray decided to run for Madion County Circuit Clerk she hit the ground running and never gave up!

She worked from daylight to dark knocking on doors, meeting and speaking with citizens any and every where she went. She put herself out there for the public to meet her one on one any and every time the opportunity allowed. She published her mobile on her push cards and was available to speak to anyone that had a question or comment for her.

She took all the criticism from her opponents, their followers and the local politicians and NEVER spoke bad about any of them!!!

Instead of ridiculed she should be congratulated! I am a fan of Anita Wray and will continue to support and defend her because I know the TRUTH!!!

Anonymous said...

@9:43 If the sitting clerk gives her successor "zero support" then she will show herself to be nothing more than a petty politician. If she actually cares about Madison County, as she claims, she will do the right thing and work to ensure a smooth transition.

Anonymous said...

Gene's endorsement of Pantin was a kiss of death. Taggart 's endorsement just put nails in Pantin's coffin!
One poster commented their concern about bought elections. Well neighbors, the $29.6M that these wealthy Jackson developers stand to get from Ridgeland's sales tax can buy a lot of people. As the poster said, wake up!!!

Micah Gober said...

9:30 AM you are a very stupid person.. Bill was one term judge. You need to get your facts straight. Who are you anyway that stupid former Mayor William Not So Truly???

Anonymous said...

If I ever get into politics, I hope that I can convince McGee & Taggart to endorse my opponent. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Anonymous said...

I & thousands of others, are ready for Mr. Pickering to pick some higher fruit on the Ridgeland tree!!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Goober, please re-read 9:30's post. It says as constable and judge. Seems like you should refrain from the use of "stupid".

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, Wray won't be an Arthur Johnston or a Lee Westbrook. Madison County is about to get a taste of what it is like to be Hinds County. Here comes the new Barbara Dunn!

Anonymous said...

If you folks think there was a lot of money spent in these Madison county elections for jobs paying less than $100,000.00, it would probably be mind boggling the amount of your $29.6M tax dollars these wealthy Jackson developers will spend to try & discredit the citizens of Ridgeland that are trying to preserve our quality of life & tax base.

Speaks To Those Who Like Mediocrity said...

If Wray has the experience she claims to have she won't need advice or support from 'the sitting clerk'.

Besides, she says she 'has a passion for people', whatever the hell that means.

If anybody refused to vote for Pantin because Gene McGee lied about Cosco, that voter is a real dickhead. Talk about ignernt.

Anonymous said...

Birds of a feather flock together

Anonymous said...

I agree. Barbara Dunn will now be running the Circuit Clerk's Office in Hinds and Rankin County. I guess the employees in Canton will now be able to come to work when they want to and have biscuits, deer sausage and gravy made to order from the back room. Should be fun.

Anonymous said...

Was it really Ronny Lott's kids that were caught tearing down Pantin signs?

Anonymous said...

Talk about ignorant. The two top Justice Court voters in the Republican primary are not even lawyers in a county as large as Madison. This sounds like Smoky and the Bandit in an upscale setting.

I hope a lawyer squashes Spivey like a bug in the general election. Go Reeves!

Anonymous said...

I would think that a public service removing signs from public right a way. I certainly do not see how that could be a crime.

Anonymous said...

9:30 A. M. Do I detect a little animosity in your tone? What did they catch you doing that you should not have been doing? Obviously, it was something you didn't want anyone to know to make you spew all of that anger.

Anonymous said...

As an 'informed' voter - not one that is going to decide on a Circuit Clerk because of a development, or what someone else thinks, etc - my opinion is that Madison County had two fine individuals running for the office of Circuit Clerk. Why we elect clerks is another question, but as long as we do I think either of these individuals would do a good job.

I didn't like Pantin's endorsement by the third candidate, Julia Badmouth, but that wasn't enough to make me vote against him. I didn't care about any of the other endorsements, either plus or minus.

I don't blame the Hinds County CC office 'issues' on Wray either. Last time I checked, she worked there she didn't run the office. Which of you haters tell your boss how to run his/her office?

And to the idiot that thinks the white board shown in the picture is the Hinds County vote return program - get a life. That was not taken at the Hinds Courthouse as an official return. I assume it was at some campaign headquarters watch party.

Guess there are more idiots on this site than I thought.

Anonymous said...

Guess there are more idiots on this site than I thought.

Exactly what I was thinking as I read your disjointed comment. Thanks for clearing that up.

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