Election results for the June 26 runoff election

Published 7:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2018

A candidate for the Democratic representative for the U.S. Senate seat has been chosen after yesterday’s runoff election.

According to coverage by the Associated Press, David Baria won the nomination after receiving 43,394 votes statewide, which equaled to 58.7 percent of the total votes cast in Mississippi. Howard Sherman received 30,576 votes, or 41.3 percent of the total votes.

The race was much closer in Pearl River County, with a total of 337 votes being cast. David Baria was the favorite locally, receiving 175 votes (51.9 percent) and eight absentee votes. Howard Sherman received 160 votes (47.5 percent) and 14 absentee ballots. Less than one percent of registered voters in Pearl River County cast their vote.

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Baria will go on to represent the Democratic Party in the race against incumbent Roger Wicker for the Senate seat in November’s general election.

“In the Mississippi legislature, David Baria has led the fight to fully fund Mississippi’s public schools, make corporations pay their fair share of taxes, develop a comprehensive infrastructure plan and improve access to healthcare,” Baria’s official website states.

According to coverage by the Associated Press, on the night of the election Baria said, “This is a change election. Democrats are excited and exuberant. Folks are ready to make some change in Washington.”

According to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website, the 2018 general election will take place Nov. 5. On that day polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ballot in the general election will list candidates running for offices within the Senate and House, judicial offices and certain school district boards, the calendar states.