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Glitch delays vote totals

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In Zone 3, incumbent school board member Don Weathers won with 1,039 votes. Challenger Colin DeFevers received 479 votes.

In Zone 5, incumbent school board member Greg Lasater received 1,223 votes. Challenger Dirk Ash received 766 votes.

Only one seat on the Lebanon Special School District Board of Education was up this time and only person ran for the position. Former LSSD Director Andy Brummett received 2,403 complimentary votes in that race.

In other races of local interest, there were two Wilson County Commission seats open. In District 1, incumbent Commissioner Larry West was the winner with 94 votes, and in District 2, Christopher Sorey defeated the incumbent Terry Duncan with 156 votes to 118.

In the Primary races, incumbent State Rep. Stratton Bone, D-Lebanon, received 2,229 votes in Wilson County, 719 votes in Trousdale County and 544 votes in Cannon County in the District 46 for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

His opponent in the Nov. 4 election, Republican Albert McCall, received 1,300 votes in Wilson County, 232 votes in Trousdale County and 138 in Cannon County in the Republican Primary for the nomination in District 46.

Incumbent Susan Lynn, R-Lebanon, received 2,426 votes in Wilson County and 277 votes in Sumner County in the Republican Primary for the District 57 State House seat.

Her opponent in November, Democrat Ken Wilkinson, received 1,161 votes in Wilson County and 80 votes in Sumner County in the Democratic Primary for District 57.

In the U.S. House of Representatives races in the 5th District, incumbent Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, received 2,313 votes in Wilson County. His opponent in November will be Republican Gerard Donovan who received 2,056 votes.In the 6th Congressional District, incumbent Bart Gordon, D-Murfreesboro, received 1,262 votes in Wilson County. No Republican apparently qualified to run against him. One write-in candidate, Steve Edmondson of Smyrna, had to receive votes equal to or greater than 5 percent of the active voters in the 6th District, or 19,883 votes. There are more than 300,000 registered voters in the 6th District.

In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Lamar Alexander, a Republican, received 3,697 votes in Wilson County. In November, he will face challenger Robert "Bob" Tuke, Democrat, who received 1,231 votes in Wilson County.

A total of 6,038 votes were cast on Thursday in the General Election and Republican and Democratic Primaries. During the early voting period that ended this past Saturday, 3,014 votes were cast, and there were 196 absentee and nursing home ballots cast as well. That brings the voting total to 9,248. There are 62,097 register voters in Wilson County, and the number of votes cast in this election represents about 14.8 percent who cast a ballot.

"Terrible," was the word used by Lynn Harris, administrator of elections, earlier in the evening.

Sutherland noted that around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, she and others called other precincts in the county to get an idea of how the voting was going and at that point only about 2,500 people had voted.

 Staff writer Connie Esh also contributed to this report.

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