Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Vote Counting Begins
The handcount of paper ballots at my Lockerbie precinct (11-005) just concluded and it's very good news for Jon Elrod. He handily beat Democrat Andre Carson 107-72, or 58.5% to Carson's 39%. Libertarian Sean Shepard collected just 4 votes or 2%. This vote total is significant for a couple of reasons. Turnout at this affluent, mostly white precinct was about 25%, which is higher than reported in other areas in the district. Particularly troubling for Carson is the fact that this precinct traditionally votes Democratic. Former Rep. Julia Carson easily won here by at least 2-1 margins. A total of 243 of the precinct's 989 registered voters cast ballots today. Another 61 votes were cast on electronic machines and won't be counted until the memory cards are delivered to the central voting center tonight in the convention center.
In Warren Township 20, Elrod captures more than 75% of the vote to Carson's 22%. Elrod gets 91 votes, Carson 26 votes and Shepard 3 votes.
In Warren Township 19, Elrod captured about 71% of the vote with 141 votes to Carson's 49 votes. Shepard collected 10 votes.
In Warren Township 22, Elrod captured 55% of the vote with 153 votes to Carson's 115 votes. Shepard got 8 votes.
In Washington Township, several racially-mixed Democratic precincts turned out pretty big and went for Carson by about a 57% margin. It looks like Carson hit his targets here.
Follow the results from WTHR's website here.