Dorchester voters backing school bond

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012

After an hours-long technical glitch, Dorchester County results are starting to come in. With 23 of 62 precincts reporting, the $179.9 million school bond referendum is winning with almost 60 percent of the vote. Referendum supporters called the vote a few hours ago, based on their poll watchers’ numbers. The aquatic center referendum, however, was too close for the supporters to call, and the results so far show a slight edge in favor. With four of 13 precincts reporting, County Councilman Bill Hearn has a strong lead over challenger Miriam Birdsong, with 75 percent of the vote. In the House 97 race, Rep. Patsy Knight has 8,253 votes and Ed Carter has 6.823 votes so far.
School Board candidates Barbara Crosby, Sam Clark and Lisa Tupper were the top three vote getters.

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