With 199 of 212 precincts reporting in-person vote results, Republican candidate for Sheriff Bill Prim declared victory over Independent Jim Harrison.
The incomplete vote totals (209 out of 212 precincts) now show the following:
- Prim – 41,320
- Harrison – 27,028
The approximately 20,000 absentee and early votes, which have not been folded into these totals. It seems unlikely that Harrison will get enough of those uncounted votes to overcome Prim’s lead.
Even if Harrison won all of those votes, Prim would still emerge the winner.
Prim declared victory at Huntley’s Pinecrest Golf Club shortly after the totals for the 209 precincts were posted.
“Twenty-six months ago people said we couldn’t win the primary, but we did,” he said.
He added that people thought he could win the general election and he did.
“Hundreds of folks throughout the county” were credited with putting him across the finish line.
“It is very, very humbling.”
The in-person votes with all the precincts reporting can be seen below: