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With no Liberartarian votes, sheriff candidate is out

Thursday, August 5, 2004

CHARLESTON - Keith Moore has not only won his party's nomination, but presumably will be Mississippi County's next sheriff as he is unopposed in the November election.

After consulting with the secretary of state's office, County Clerk Junior DeLay confirmed Wednesday that the Libertarian candidate for sheriff, A.J. Groves Sr., will not be listed on the November general election ballot.

Groves, who was unopposed on the Libertarian ballot, failed to receive a single vote in Tuesday's primary election.

Moore defeated Don Chance on the Democratic ballot.

In related news, DeLay clarified figures given Tuesday, which were based on active registered voters.

Voter turnout Tuesday was actually 43 percent, or 4,103 out of 9,634 total registered voters.

DeLay said as several previously inactive voters became active Tuesday by voting, the total number of registered voters must be used in determining the voter turnout percentage.

Even at 43 percent, DeLay still described it as "a very good turnout in Mississippi County."