Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Election results

 Update: Incumbent Court of Appeals Judge Jack Wilson is beating Judge Ed Hannan 60% - 40% with 90% of the precincts counted.

Here are the results for the Hinds County Election Commissioner races.  There are two boxes that are still out in two of the races.



16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Court of appeals Rankin / Madison County??

Pete Perry said...

this is a good result for Hinds County. Having lost Connie Cochran in District 4 three weeks ago is a tradegy (thank you Robert Graham and Derrick Johnson, for your gerrymandered redistricting plan to keep any white people from being elected in the county. It worked as you intended.)

This election had the potential to be a real disaster - but it turned out better than we could expect. Thanks to everybody who turned out to vote today - as you can see from the low turnout, votes really count when the turnout is 10% of what it is in a normal election.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, "Judge" Jack Wilson will insure that Feel Bryant gets his vote on future opinions involving the great State of Miss. He owes him.

Anonymous said...

Ed Hannan had a good resume to win an elected judicial race - some experience on the bench and coached little league. Ed even got Andy Taggart's endorsement! Jack Wilson had a good resume more suited to a federal judicial appointment from a Republican president - relatively young, brilliant, elite law school, conservative, federalist society. Got to give Feel credit for sticking his neck out for a brainy guy from Harvard Law School running for a job to rule on cases that rarely impact the Governor. Got to give the voters credit too. Jack Wilson is extremely smart and from all accounts has been a very good court of appeals judge.

Barn Door said...

I dreamed Kitchens got unseated but no such luck.

Anonymous said...

11:41, not a shocker ya'll are close, David.

PittPanther said...

Why do we have runoffs? It's such a waste of everyone's time, and as you can see, turnout is always depressed during the runoff.

Only 11 states use runoffs, so the country as a whole doesn't see the value in it. Wish we could make them go away.

Anonymous said...

11:06, you can't compare our system with others - they all have their own variations. Your 11 state comparisoN is not an apples to apples deal. Many states do not elect judges. Some elect them by party, not non partisan.

Frankly I like the requirement of someone being elected by a majority v I te. In Hinds County Election Commissioner races, without a runoff the new commissioner in two of the three districts would be different.

Anonymous said...

PittPanther states, "Why do we have runoffs? It's such a waste of everyone's time, and as you can see, turnout is always depressed during the runoff.

Only 11 states use runoffs, so the country as a whole doesn't see the value in it. Wish we could make them go away."


I agree. Of course, I like the sound of United States Senator Chris McDaniel.

PittPanther said...

But the reality of runoffs is that the "majority" in the runoff election consists of many fewer total votes. I don't feel any better about yesterday's results versus the plurality from three weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Well, now we don't get to see whether the Gov woulda appointed Longwitz to Hannan's empty bench.

Anonymous said...

The majority in the runoff - in this particular instance - is because nobody cares about judicial elections, much less election commissioner races. But if the election earlier in the month had contained a race that had a lot of interest that went to a runoff, you would have seen a larger turnout. There are plenty of examples where the runoff had as many or more voters than the initial race, just as there are examples like yesterday where the turnout in the runoff is miniscule.

For our general elections in MS we do not have runoffs - it is a plurality. Of course we have runoffs in the party primaries.

So, maybe, we can both be happy. You get what you want with our general elections, and I get what I want with the races where there is no primary (i.e. judicial, school board, commissioners)

Anonymous said...

PP, the runoff didn't have many fewer votes in your McDaniel wet dream. The runoff had a higher turnout than the first once people realized that we could get stuck with that idiot from the Free State of Jones, or more likely Travis Childers, as our Senator.

PittPanther said...

1:37pm, I'm glad you reminded us about that election! As much as I enjoyed upsetting the Republican apple cart by voting against McKlaniel in the runoff, things never should have gotten that far. If I was so motivated to stop McKlaniel, it seems that I should have been required to vote in the Republican primary, which I didn't. But I was allowed to vote in the runoff. Those were good times...

Anonymous said...

To 3:12, you said "Well, now we don't get to see whether the Gov woulda appointed Longwitz to Hannan's empty bench." If Hannan had won, the Governor would have chosen Judge Hannan's replacement from Will Longwitz or Jack Wilson. Longwitz should NOT have been appointed county judge and Wilson should NOT have been appointed court of appeals judge. There were other better qualified people, but Longwitz and Wilson are prime examples of appointments based on politics rather than based on qualifications and experience. By the way, this is NOT Hannan commenting.

Anonymous said...

Would have been hard put for the Gov to have found somebody more qualified for the COA. Big time difference in what you look for in an appealate judge from a trial court judge or chancellor.

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