Lt. Gov.: It's Darr | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lt. Gov.: It's Darr

Posted By on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Vote totals from news organizations this morning didn't include any votes from Crawford, Searcy and Cleveland counties. Mark Darr led Shane Broadway in the race for lieutenant governor by about 11,700 votes without those counties. Mark Martin led Pat O'Brien by about 16,000 in the race for secretary of state, also lacking those counties, but O'Brien conceded early on and went to bed.

Broadway was closer, but he might as well have hit the hay, too. Even in a presidential year, 2008, those counties only accounted for about 26,800 votes overall. To win, Broadway needed to get more than 18,000 of an equal turnout. The turnout was smaller this year. And one other thing: Those counties split for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008 by a margin of better than 11,000 votes. They weren't good candidates to produce a Democratic landslide.

UPDATE: In the afternoon, the obvious became official. The Crawford votes came in, Darr's lead grew, Broadway conceded and Darr began measuring for drapes.

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