Moore, Luke Declared Winners in Kemper Runoffs

Absentee ballots that were not counted on election night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, were counted Thursday afternoon in Kemper County. The number of previously uncounted was in the neighborhood of 150 to 170.

Because of close races for sheriff and one supervisor's post, statistically, the votes could have changed the outcome. However, they did not.

The Democratic Executive Committee declared James Moore the winner of the runoff for sheriff. He defeated incumbent Sam Tisdale by a margin of 1,862 to 1,770. Moore had 51.25% of the vote.

Incumbent supervisor Mike Luke defeated Kelvin Woods by a 450 to 385 vote margin.

The Democratic Executive Committee plans to meet Saturday to certify the results of the runoff.

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