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February 12, 2013

IT'S A RUNOFF: Shedd will face Alldredge for GOP nod in District 11 (FINAL TOTALS FOR ALL 3 COUNTIES)

By Trent Moore
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN —  

9:20 p.m.: Final totals. The final tally confirms it will be a runoff between Randall Shedd and Danny Alldredge for the GOP nod for District 11 in the Alabama House of Representatives.  The winner faces Democrat Kelly Evans in an upcoming specially-called general election. See the final totals for all three counties below:

Cullman County:

Morgan County:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        57   19.59
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        77   26.46
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        64   21.99
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        93   31.96

 

Blount County:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       221   44.83
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        27    5.48
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       122   24.75
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       123   24.95

 

9:10 a.m.: It was close, but initial totals indicate Randall Shedd did not finish with enough votes to avoid a runoff for District 11. Shedd won approximately 47 percent of the vote, with Alldredge at 24 percent. The two will now face off in a runoff for the Republican nomination. Lydia Haynes placed third and Mike Graves placed fourth overall. Final totals coming soon.

8:55 p.m.: We are still waiting for the final Cullman County box, but Morgan County is now reporting final numbers. Shedd won out in the county, which will only help his chances to clinch the nomination outright. Mike Graves also had a strong showing in Morgan County, scoring his only second place finish in the three counties that make up the district:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        57   19.59%
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        77   26.46%
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        64   21.99%
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        93   31.96%

 

8:39 p.m.: The final Cullman County box has arrived at the court house from Fairview. Results expected shortly. If Shedd has a strong showing, it could push him over the top with more than 51 percent of the vote, meaning he would win the Republican nomination outright. If Shedd fails to clinch 51 percent of the vote, a runoff will be required between him and the closest competing candidate, currently Danny Alldredge.

8:33 p.m.: Randall Shedd has a heavy overall lead, but the other candidates could force a runoff between Shedd and Danny Alldredge. It's still too close to call on whether or not a runoff will be required. Final totals from Blount County only make the results more murky, with Alldredge winning the majority of votes in that county:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       221   44.83
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        27    5.48
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       122   24.75
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       123   24.95

 

New totals from Morgan County have also been released with 6 of 8 boxes reporting. Shedd holds a comfortable margin there. With one box remaining in Cullman County, Shedd has approximately 50 percent of the vote:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        57   19.72
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        77   26.64
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        62   21.45
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        93   32.18

 

8:25 p.m.: Randall Shedd continues to build on his lead with 17 of 19 ballot boxes (one of which is provisional) reporting in Cullman County. Shedd looks to win the county, with Alldredge giving a strong showing in second place. The race looks to be close enough to force a runoff, likely between Shedd and Alldredge:

8:18 p.m.: The first ballot boxes from Morgan County are now rolling in. With 3 of 8 boxes reporting, Randall Shedd is leading. Combined with Shedd's Cullman County numbers, he has a substantial lead. Read on for numbers from Cullman County:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8   15.69
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         3    5.88
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8   15.69
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32   62.75

 

8:13 p.m.: With 12 of 18 Cullman County boxes reporting, Randall Shedd has taken a commanding lead:

8:05 p.m.: Alldredge takes lead in Blount County with 5 of 8 boxes reporting, but its not enough of a margin to overtake Shedd's lead with Cullman voters:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       171   45.60
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        26    6.93
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        94   25.07
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        84   22.40

 

7:55 p.m.: The first totals from Cullman County are in and Randall Shedd has taken a huge lead. With 6 of 18 boxes reporting:

7:43 p.m.: More totals from Blount County, with 3 of 8 boxes reporting. Alldredge maintains slight lead. Still waiting on first totals from Cullman County:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36   35.29%
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        10    9.80%
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        24   23.53%
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32   31.37%

 

7:40 p.m.: Some early totals have trickled in from Blount County, with 2 of 8 boxes reporting. Alldredge has a slight lead, with Shedd close behind:

DANNY ALLDREDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36   35.29
MIKE GRAVES.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        10    9.80
LYDIA HAYNES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        24   23.53
RANDALL SHEDD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32   31.37

 

7:24 p.m.: Officials expect results from the first of 18 Cullman County ballot boxes to be revealed momentarily.

7:07 p.m.: Polls have officially closed. The Times has reporters on the scene at the Cullman County Courthouse for results. Stay tuned as totals start rolling in.

6:15 p.m.: Polls close at 7 p.m., so if you're in District 11 and haven't voted you still have time. Check back once polls close for updates from the Cullman County Courthouse, where votes are being tallied. The Times will also be keeping up with totals from Morgan and Blount counties, which make up a small portion of District 11.