While the results are still unofficial the Midway City Council race to fill the vacated seat of Council member Gerald Lee shows just a one-point difference in the likely winner. Malcolm Williams received 255. His challenger Stanley E. Brown got 254.
Liberty County Board of Elections Interim Supervisor Ronda Walthour said, for now, there will be no run-off in that race.
“The municipality of Midway, was a "plurality" vote, so there will not be a runoff for now,” she said.
In Long County the contested race for Coroner was won by Emmett Patterson. Gerald Blocker defeated David Richardson for the District 1 County Commission seat and Florence Baggs defeated incumbent Mike Phillips for the Commission’s District 3 seat. Both Constitutional Amendments passed in Long County as did E-SPLOST and the Statewide referendum.
All three Constitutional Amendments passed in Liberty County and the Freeport tax passed as well (Yes, 13,407 vs No, 6,363)
Walthour said things at the polls went smooth Nov. 3
She said there were a few minor technical issues with a printer here and there that were easily fixed and noted that some folks had showed up to vote at the wrong polling site.
“We need to better educate the public where to go next time,” Walthour said.
Walthour said the normally busy Liberty County Community Complex in Midway had a steady stream of voters going in and out of the building, but that 51 percent of that precinct, alone, had taken advantage of early voting.
“And I’m grateful that they did so they wouldn’t have to stand in longer lines today,” Walthour said. “It’s making for an easier Election Day.”
In all Liberty County has 13 precincts and Walthour said more than 5,000 absentee ballots had been turned in. She said they began early tabulation of the absentee ballots Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, giving her team a jumpstart on the process.
She said folks did a great job in getting their Absentee ballots back in.
Walthour said more work needs to be done in ensuring military personnel know where they are registered to vote. She said some soldiers were showing up to local polls only to discover they were not eligible to vote at that location.
Here’s a look at how Liberty County residents voted in selected contested races the Nov. 3 general election. Results may not be complete and are not official until certified by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
Donald Trump, R,I, 7,944
Joe Biden, D, 13,051
Jo Jorgenson, 331
David Perdue R, I, 7,728
Jon Ossof, D, 12,695
Shane Hazel, L, 608
Kelly Loeffler, R, I, 3,755
Doug Collins, R, 2,937
Raphael Warnock, 7,713
U.S. House D-1
Buddy Carter, R, I, 8,229
Joyce Griggs, D, 12,641
State House D-164
Ron Stephens R, I, 216
Marcus Thompson, D, 309
Midway City Council
Malcolm Williams, 255
Stanley E. Brown, 254
Neal Eric Jones Sr., 202
Misty R. Schmitt, 152
Here are some links for Election results:
Statewide results: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/105369/web.264614/#/summary