Final election totals

A record number of voters turned out for the general election on Tuesday, November 4 – 73% of registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Of Copiah County’s 19,716 total registered voters, 14,455 participated in the historic presidental election which will place Barack Obama in the White House.

The Democratic Party candidates won most of the races on the Copiah County ballot Tuesday, with only incumbent Senator Thad Cochran taking a local victory for the Republicans.

Copiah native Jim Kitchens defeated Chief Justice Jim Smith, who had been on the court for 15 years, the past four years as chief justice.

The only local races on the ballot included the Election Commission, all of whom were re-elected without opposition, and a District 5 board post in the Copiah County School District.

The vote was split among three candidates to represent District 5 on the Copiah County School Board. Debra Sturgis Stamps took the lead in the general election with 461 votes, followed closely by David L. Henderson with 407 votes, narrowly edging out incumbent H.F. Lunceford who captured 400 votes. Although no candidate in this race received over 50% of the vote, no runoff is required because the winner of a school board race is the candidate with the highest number of votes, regardless of percentage, according to statute.

 

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

FEDERAL OFFICE

PRESIDENT

John McCain (R)        6701  
Barack Obama (D)        7710
Chuck Baldwin        26
Bob Barr        14
Cynthia A. McKinney         13
Ralph Nader        31
Ted C. Weill        7

UNITED STATES SENATE

Thad Cochran (R)        7063
 Erik R. Fleming (D)        6953  
 

SPECIAL ELECTION
UNITED STATES SENATE
For Unexpired term

 

Ronnie Musgrove        7597

 Roger Wicker        6397

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Second Congressional District
Richard Cook (R)        5791
Bennie Thompson (D)        8466

ELECTION COMMISSIONER
District 1
Wilhelmina Jones         2652

ELECTION COMMISSIONER
District 2
Maudell Ashley Weeks        2558

ELECTION COMMISSIONER
District 3
Bonnie S. McLendon        2607

ELECTION COMMISSIONER
District 4
Lydia Green        2148

ELECTION COMMISSIONER
District 5
Kitty Lingle Jackson        2201

SCHOOL BOARD
District 5
David L. Henderson        407
H. F. Lunceford        400
Debra Sturgis Stamps        461

NONPARTISAN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
District 1 (Central)
Position No. 3

Ceola James        746
Jim Kitchens        10492
Jim Smith        2957

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