Friday, August 6, 2010

Write-In Candidates Unsuccessful

None of the candidates seeking election to the Putnam County commission as write-ins were successful in their bids on Thursday. Johnnie Wheeler, Tom Dyer and Bobby Vinson -- all of whom lost their primary races in May -- had sought to gain election by having supporters write in their names on the ballot. But, at the end of the night, none of them had gained enough support to defeat those individuals whose name were on the ballot. In the 5th District, 163 write-ins were cast; in the 7th, the total was 188, and in the 10th, 108 people cast a write-in. In each case, that was 200 to 300 votes less than what it would have taken to win.