Welp, after all the weeks of contentious conversations and prognosticating, many of the Decatur races and votes didn’t end up being all that close.
With 5 of 7 precincts in Decatur in, the CSD GO Bond looks like it will pass quite easily. It currently has support from 78% of the electorate.
Tony Powers also has a sizable lead for the At-Large Commissioner seat, with 86% of the vote.
On the southside, Brian Smith has 85% of the vote for the open District 2 commission seat, while Tasha White has 66% of the vote for the open southside school board seat.
The closest race of the night is the northside Commission seat between incumbent Scott Drake and Eric Tumperi. With two northside precincts yet to report, Drake holds a 55% lead to Tumperi’s 39%. The unofficial results from one of the two yet-to-report precincts shows Drake with a lead, but we’ve heard the final northside precinct may show a lead for Tumperi, so we won’t call that one just yet.
UPDATE: The latest updated results show only a 128 vote lead for Scott Drake. Though it looks like all precincts have now reported.
UPDATE II: Drake holds the 128 advantage for the victory.