Here is what we know:
-- 28,827 total votes cast in Rankin County this year. That's down nearly 7,000 from the last State and County-wide election in 2011.
-- Lt. Governor, Tate Reeves improved by 25.6% of the vote over the last time he had a primary opponent.
-- Rankin County Republicans resoundingly rejected Madison Mayor, Mary Hawkins-Butler.
-- When your opponent is an incumbent with football stadiums named after him, no matter how much outside money you throw at him, he's going to be tough to beat.
-- Swales remains strong. Has this guy ever lost an election?
-- No county-wide run-off; David Ruth and Sue Townsend won their respective elections without need for a run-off. It's a new day at the Rankin County School District.
-- In District 2, Kyle Brown ekes out 50 more total votes than Daniel Cross. Those two head into a run off.
-- In District 4, Steve Gaines brings in 693 more total votes than his next closest competitor, Kenny Miller. It's not enough to avoid a run-off, however. Those two tee it up again on August 25th.
-- Justice Court Judge, John Shirley, is a juggernaut. His opponent, Tommy Whitfield, ran (what I consider) a good campaign, and Shirley still won with 73% of the vote.
What are your thoughts on the elections?