NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Acting Mayor David Briley took a big lead over former Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain in early voting results in the Nashville special mayoral election reported by the Davidson County Election Commission at 7:15 pm, 15 minutes after polls closed.
Vote totals in early voting, by top candidates, were as follows:
David Briley–20,140 (57 percent)
Carol Swain–8,772 (23 percent)
Erica Gilmore–1,658 (5 percent)
Harold Love–1,691 (5 percent)
jeff obafemi carr–1,251 votes (4 percent)
Ralph Bristol–1,895 (5 percent)
Election day turnout was reportedly low. Results from the city’s 160 precincts are expected to be fully reported by about 11 pm tonight.
Early voting results in the May 1 transit plan referendum election were almost the same as the final results, when the plan was overwhelmingly rejected by Nashville/Davidson County voters, 64 percent to 36 percent.
If the final results tonight reflect early voting results, Acting Mayor Briley will avoid a runoff with Swain and be elected mayor, serving out the remaining 1 year and 3 months of Megan Barry’s term.
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