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It Looks Like Busby Has Prevailed

November 10, 2011

I have just received word from folks on the ground in Jackson county that they are set to certify Charles Busby the winner in the hotly contested HD 111 battle. I don’t have the final numbers, but was told that he defeated Brandon Jones by 35 votes. A win here for the GOP would basically guarantee that the Republicans will have a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since the 1800s.

In a press release, House Democrats said they aren’t conceding that they have lost yet, but the numbers aren’t looking good for them and it would take a miracle of absentee ballots and affidavits to go their way to hang on. The AP obviously hasn’t called HD 111 yet, but have also not called likely GOP pickups in HD 28, HD 93, and HD 121, which is probably why the Democrats are holding out hope. I have heard of issues in HD 28, but not in HD 93 and HD 121 so I don’t understand why they can’t call those.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Chrisman permalink
    November 10, 2011 3:11 pm

    Busby 2978 Jones 2943

  2. Sid permalink
    November 10, 2011 4:07 pm

    The AP hasn’t called those races yet because they’re still groping for a narrative that explains how the loss of the House is actually a stealthy win for Democrats.

  3. Jack Bauer permalink
    November 10, 2011 4:47 pm

    Could some of the folks on the scene in Jackson County address the rumors about neither candidate’s name being on the ballot in some big split precinct down there?

    • November 10, 2011 4:52 pm

      Here’s a story from WLOX. Doesn’t say anything about that.

      http://www.wlox.com/story/16010917/jackson-co-election-commission-is-expected-to-certify-busby-jones-results

    • Sid permalink
      November 10, 2011 6:11 pm

      Per Pete Perry on SupertalkMS this morning there is a polling place down there in which five split precincts vote. It may be the poll at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. I believe that two of the splits voting there are in HD 111.

      Some of the House district gerrymandering down in So Mississippi is beyond belief.

  4. Rankinlawyer permalink
    November 11, 2011 10:26 am

    Tommy Reynolds ought to be tarred and feathered for giving us all these split precints.

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