Anderson County juvenile judge race decided; Fisher wins

Anderson County juvenile judge race decided; Fisher wins

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"It's nice to see the process moving along. I'm very pleased that I'll be able to go back tomorrow and continue working with the kids," Judge Fisher said. "It's nice to see the process moving along. I'm very pleased that I'll be able to go back tomorrow and continue working with the kids," Judge Fisher said.

CLINTON (WATE/AP) - Anderson County commissioners voted Monday night to break the tie in the juvenile judge race in favor of Brandon Fisher, a Democrat.

Interim Juvenile Court Judge Brandon Fisher and Republican Zach Farrar each received 6,442 votes back on the Aug. 5th election day.

It was a standing ovation from Fisher supporters after the county clerk tabulated commissioners' paper ballots and the chairman announced the results. Fisher came out on top 15-1.

Anderson County Commissioner Doug Haun cast the lone vote for Farrar.

"I was surprised, I suppose, but we're here to accept the results. It's part of the democratic process," Farrar said. 

"I feel great. I feel great. I think it was exciting. It was a nail bitter. I was even counting the votes until we got the number of votes we needed. It's nice to see the process moving along. I'm very pleased that I'll be able to go back tomorrow and continue working with the kids," said Fisher.

"You know, we gave birth on Friday. I promised my wife, no matter what, we'll be done August 5th and now they've made a liar out of me," Fisher said.

Farrar said it's still not over. He has petitioned the chancellor to order the election commission to count the initial votes again. "It's been a long, emotional nine months and we still have a recount hopefully in front of us," Farrar said.

"I'm just going to take that as it goes. I haven't even looked at that yet. I've been too involved with my baby daughter. She's going to get my attention tonight and I'll deal with his lawsuit tomorrow," Fisher said.

Farrar hopes the chancellor will rule on his petition in the next few days.

If he were to come out ahead in a recount, he said the commission's action would be null and void.


Anderson County Election Results


Election Administrator Mark Stephens said two provisional ballots were cast by people who told poll workers they had registered in enough time to vote, but the election commission has no record of them registering.

The provisional ballots were rejected by the state election coordinator's office.

Portions of this report Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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