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UPDATE: It is Governor Kenneth E. Mapp!

-The USVI voted for a new Governor in Kenneth E. Mapp & Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter in November 18, 2014 runoffs
While the election won’t be certified for 10 days – the deadline for absentee ballots - it’s clear that Kenneth E. Mapp (left) will be Governor and Osbert Potter (right) his Lieutenant Governor. Photo: mapp-potter.com
Virgin Islands News Online is the first to predict that Independent candidate for Governor Kenneth E. Mapp (left) with running mate Tortola-born Osbert Potter (right) have won the race for Governor in a landslide victory. Photo: mapp-potter.com
Virgin Islands News Online is the first to predict that Independent candidate for Governor Kenneth E. Mapp (left) with running mate Tortola-born Osbert Potter (right) have won the race for Governor in a landslide victory. Photo: mapp-potter.com
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - While the Board of Elections is calling the results unofficial as there are other certifying procedures that must take place, it’s clear that the people of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) went to the polls in the runoff election of November 18, 2014 for Governor determined to elect Kenneth E. Mapp Governor and Osbert Potter Lieutenant Governor.

As the election results poured in last night with the only race to decide who will replace out-going Governor John P. de Jongh Jr., who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election after two consecutive 4 year terms in office, it became clear within one hour of the counting that it was a blow-out by the Mapp-Potter Independent team over the Democratic pair of Donna M. Christensen and Basil C. Ottley.

Unlike on November 4, 2014 there were no stormy weather conditions to deal with this time around and few glitches at the polls and voter turnout up on St. Croix a strong-hold for the Mapp-Potter team.

Governor-Elect Kenneth E. Mapp will be sworn in on Monday January 5, 2015 becoming the American Territory’s 8th elected governor.

According to this news site’s Team of Reports in the USVI there are at most 2,000 to 3,000 absentee ballots still to be counted, but they are not enough to change the results of the election.

The St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections will begin its absentee ballot count Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4 p.m.

According to Elections Supervisor Caroline F. Fawkes, she told the St. Thomas Source news paper that “there were about 200 mail-in, 30 emailed and approximately 300 walk-in votes to be tallied on St. Croix, probably on Wednesday”.

Here are the results:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
(VOTE FOR) 1

Kenneth E. Mapp (IND) . . . . . . 15,268 63.89 %
Donna M. Christensen (DEM). . . . . 8,573 35.87 %
WRITE-IN (IND). . . . . . . . . 58 .24 %

The election won’t be certified for 10 days – the deadline for absentee ballots, but it’s clear Mr. Mapp will be Governor and Potter his Lieutenant Governor. 

See previous article published on November 18, 2014:

Kenneth E. Mapp wins in a landslide for USVI Governor

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – With about 65 percent of the votes counted Virgin Islands News Online is the first to predict that Independent candidate for Governor Kenneth E. Mapp with running mate Tortola-born Osbert Potter have won the race for Governor in a landslide victory.

They have defeated Democratic Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen and running mate Basil C. Ottley Jr. in the runoff election held today November 18, 2014.

Bursts of celebrations have begun all over the three main Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas as Governor-Elect Mapp’s headquarters is erupting with jubilant supporters.

More details will follow.

21 Responses to “UPDATE: It is Governor Kenneth E. Mapp!”

  • St. John (18/11/2014, 22:10) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    wow gosh how did this happen yall people voted for change BVI is next
  • justme (18/11/2014, 22:31) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations to the mapp and potter team.let's hope and pray that things start to get better
  • DON Q (18/11/2014, 23:10) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    what a bruising election loss
    • Preview (19/11/2014, 09:14) Like (33) Dislike (89) Reply
      This is just a preview of what the VIP will get this coming election when the young vibrant NDP Team steps forward to defend their wicket in a few months. You heard it hear first people.
  • pete (18/11/2014, 23:17) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope the independent caucuses with the democrats and not the republicans.
  • CrucianDIVA (19/11/2014, 03:30) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations Kenny and Osbert!!

    Frankie, kudos on a job well done.
    The people have spoken and may the Most High take this administration through a full season of prosperity and gratitude.
  • Liat 521 (19/11/2014, 08:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    lanslide is joke its a Tsunami
  • mAN uP (19/11/2014, 09:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another Charles t
  • mother hen (19/11/2014, 09:12) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    That's right folks....Governor Mapp!!!
  • -------------------- (19/11/2014, 10:03) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    this election is ah step in the right direction..possibly...

  • cay (19/11/2014, 11:08) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    A TIME TO BUILD
  • Nice....Congrats!! (19/11/2014, 12:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well that's Great News and I hope they take care of those beautiful islands and the people too. With mail still having to be cleared in PR just to be delivered back to STT is a shame. She could have handled that a LONG time ago while she sat in that seat in DC.....well, I am glad the people have spoken LOUD and I pray for better for the beautiful USVI in the years to come.....congrats to Mapp & Potter (classmate/74)
  • BVI/USVI (19/11/2014, 14:05) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good thing..better things for the USVI. The right team was chosen. The people spoke now time to get the islands back in good financial status..I love my Mapp/Potter team.
  • tell dem (19/11/2014, 14:19) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope Mapp can deliver the 1000 jobs he promise....
  • Realist (19/11/2014, 16:21) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    No he cannot. I believe a lot of people will be upset with themselves. However, I will pray for God's intervention in the hearts of our leaders.
  • work me wah (19/11/2014, 21:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    There will be some very worried people in the usvi if they ar not given the promised jobs
  • Realist (19/11/2014, 23:25) Like (3) Dislike (17) Reply
    Neither if the front running candidates are worthy of leading our Virgin Islands.
  • ABC (20/11/2014, 06:44) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Kudos to mapp and potter
  • dem say (02/12/2014, 14:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    fire burn "Fire Bun" If ken Mapp and Potter di not win


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