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UPDATE: New numbers in! Mapp still ahead; runoff on 18 Nov for USVI Governor

-Not much have changed in the top 7 on St. Croix & St. Thomas for the Senate, New Governor and Senate will be sworn in January 2015
The runoff election between the teams of Donna M. Christensen (right) and Basil C. Ottley Jr., (D) and Kenneth E. Mapp (left) and Osbert Potter (I) is set for Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Photos: mapp-potter.com/christensenottley.com
After almost a week of counting ballots following the November 4, 2014 elections for Governor and Senate, the United Stated Virgin Islands (USVI) Board of Elections have concluded that it’s mathematically impossible for any of the two top candidates running for Governor of the USVI - Donna M. Christensen and Kenneth E. Mapp - to gain the 50 percent, plus 1 vote required to avoid a runoff election. Photos: christensenottley.com/mapp-potter.com
After almost a week of counting ballots following the November 4, 2014 elections for Governor and Senate, the United Stated Virgin Islands (USVI) Board of Elections have concluded that it’s mathematically impossible for any of the two top candidates running for Governor of the USVI - Donna M. Christensen and Kenneth E. Mapp - to gain the 50 percent, plus 1 vote required to avoid a runoff election. Photos: christensenottley.com/mapp-potter.com
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Today November 10, 2014 the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Board of Elections has released some new numbers on the race for Governor and Senate following the November 4, 2014 general elections.

It has again confirmed this news site earlier report that no candidate for Governor has achieved the 50 % plus 1 required to avoid a runoff.

Therefore, the runoff election between the teams of Donna M. Christensen and Basil C. Ottley Jr., (D) and Kenneth E. Mapp and Osbert Potter (I) is set for Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Also persons who wish to register to vote in the USVI runoff elections can do so from today, until November 13, 2014.

Below are the updated numbers as of November 9, 2014 from the USVI Board of Elections.

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (WITH 33 OF 37 PRECINCTS COUNTED 89.19%)

Kenneth E. Mapp (IND) . . . . . . . . 10,407 48.07
Donna M. Christensen (DEM). . . . . .8,100 37.41
Soraya D. Coffelt (IND). . . . . . . . . . .1,610 7.44
Mona L. Barnes (IND). . . . . . . . . . . . 1,433 6.62
Sheila A. Scullion (IND) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 .30
WRITE-IN (IND). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 .17

Senate of the USVI-St, Thomas and St. Croix

LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS - ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN DISTRICT

(Winners will be top 7)

(WITH 19 OF 21 PRECINCTS COUNTED 90.48%)

Marvin A. Blyden (DEM) . . . . . . 5,447 10.05
Myron D. Jackson (DEM) . . . . . . 5,329 9.83
Clifford Graham (DEM) . . . . . . 5,296 9.77
Tregenza A. Roach (IND). . . . . . 5,040 9.30
Jean Forde (DEM) . . . . . . . . 4,840 8.93
Janette Millin Young (DEM). . . . . 4,539 8.38
Justin Harrigan, Sr. (DEM). . . . . 4,368 8.06
Donald "Ducks" Cole (DEM) . . . . . 4,336 8.00
Lawrence "Recon" Olive (IND) . . . . 3,575 6.60
Dwayne M. DeGraff (IND). . . . . . 3,283 6.06
Stephen "Smokey" Frett (ICM) . . . . 2,203 4.07
Wilma Marsh Monsanto (IND). . . . . 1,557 2.87
C. Milliner-Emanuel (IND) . . . . . 1,340 2.47
Larence Lary Boschulte (REP) . . . . 1,112 2.05
Real Deal Bruce Flamon (IND) . . . . 981 1.81
Jodi Hodge (REP) . . . . . . . . 556 1.03
WRITE-IN (IND). . . . . . . . . 203 .37
Charlesworth Halstead (ICM) . . . . 181 .33

LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS - ST. CROIX DISTRICT

(Winners will be top 7)

(WITH 14 OF 16 PRECINCTS COUNTED 87.50%)

Kurt Vialet (DEM). . . . . . . . 7,165 12.34
Novelle E. Francis, Jr. (DEM). . . . 6,317 10.88
Sammuel Sanes (DEM) . . . . . . . 4,910 8.46
Kenneth Kenny Gittens (DEM) . . . . 4,655 8.02
Neville James (DEM) . . . . . . . 4,307 7.42
T. "Positive" Nelson (ICM). . . . . 4,211 7.25
Nereid Rivera O'Reilly (IND). . . . 4,118 7.09
Malcolm McGregor (DEM). . . . . . 3,336 5.75
Naomi "Sandra" Joseph (ICM). . . . 2,926 5.04
Jamila Russell (IND). . . . . . . 2,818 4.85
Arthur A. Joseph (ICM) . . . . . . 2,787 4.80
Diane Capehart (DEM). . . . . . . 2,658 4.58
WRITE-IN (IND). . . . . . . . . 2,581 4.45
Ignacio Llanos III (ICM) . . . . . 1,487 2.56
Miguel Quinones, Jr. (IND). . . . . 1,391 2.40
Robert B. Moorhead (REP) . . . . . 874 1.51
Linus Louis Lacane (IND) . . . . . 663 1.14
Arthur Brown, Jr. (IND). . . . . . 405 .70
Dwight Nicholson (IND) . . . . . . 294 .51
Kevin Romain (IND) . . . . . . . 150 .26

Meanwhile, once a new Governor is elected next Tuesday the person will be sworn in on January 5, 2014 replacing incumbent Democratic Governor John P. de Jongh Jr., who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election after two consecutive 4 year terms in office.

See previous story published on November 10, 2014: 

USVI runoff set for Nov 18 btwn Christensen & Mapp in Governor’s race!

-After Kenneth E. Mapp failed to gain 50 % plus 1 of the votes, in the November 4, 2014 polls a runoff election between him & Donna M. Christensen for Governor is set for Tuesday November 18, 2014 in the USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - After almost a week of counting ballots following the November 4, 2014 elections for Governor and Senate, the United Stated Virgin Islands (USVI) Board of Elections have concluded that it’s mathematically impossible for any of the two top candidates running for Governor of the USVI to gain the 50 percent, plus 1 vote required to avoid a runoff election.

Under the USVI Elections laws the winner in the first round must gain 50% plus 1 vote to be declared the winner for Governor. If that is not achieved, then a runoff election accords between the top two contenders.

While there were some five candidates along with their running mates in the race for governor it was a battle between Delegate to Congress Honourable Donna M. Christensen (D) and Basil C. Ottley Jr, who met serious competition from a former one term Lieutenant Governor under the Roy L. Schneider Administration (1994-1998).

With some 95 percent of all votes tallied Kenneth E. Mapp (I) who is running for his third time for the Governor’s job and his Tortola-born running mate Osbert Potter were ahead with some 48.20 % of the votes to Christensen-Ottley 37.19 %.
Here is a breakdown of the numbers as of Thursday, 6 November 2014.

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Kenneth E. Mapp (IND) . . . . . . 10,077 48.20 %
Donna M. Christensen (DEM). . . 7,775 37.19 %
Soraya D. Coffelt (IND). . . . . . . 1,578 7.55 %
Mona L. Barnes (IND). . . . . . . 1,394 6.67 %
Sheila A. Scullion (IND) . . . . . .59 .2 %
WRITE-IN (IND). . . . . . . . . . . 25 .12 %

Some early voting and absentee results are not included in this count, however as they were counted on Friday 7, November 2014 the Christensen-Ottley ticket took a lead with those voters.

Whoever of the two wins on November 18, 2014 in the runoff will replace incumbent Democratic Governor John P. de Jongh Jr., who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

Meanwhile, both camps have started their campaign for next Tuesday’s critical runoff election with commercials hitting the airwaves in the USVI. With two persons in the race it will be a winner take all.

Many were shocked that the Mapp-Potter ticket had done so well over the Christensen-Ottley team.

Both the National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Regional Affairs Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, the Virgin Islands Party of Honourable Julian Fraser RA, (R3) and the People’s Empower Party of Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) all indicated that they can work with whoever the voters of the USVI choose.

17 Responses to “UPDATE: New numbers in! Mapp still ahead; runoff on 18 Nov for USVI Governor”

  • St. John (10/11/2014, 08:38) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    we do not need a Mapp we need a women in the House
  • facts man (10/11/2014, 09:06) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    tis over she can't come back
  • ccc (10/11/2014, 09:28) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    I with Donna
  • JACK BE STILL (10/11/2014, 10:32) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    she can still win but its lots of work the dems are supposed to be the majority in the VI
  • farmer brown (10/11/2014, 12:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Somebody will not be smiling next Tuesday!!
  • voter (10/11/2014, 12:51) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    We cannot have a repeat of those pink slips in 1995 . The same people who financed the old administration is doing his now ( under cover) . We the veterans who served this country and came home for a job was denied by this mapp . I say no to him , veterans rise up !!!
  • jtv (10/11/2014, 17:25) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Did someone say governor Mapp
  • he l..e man (10/11/2014, 21:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    who he on that phone talking too?

  • rock city (10/11/2014, 23:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The elephant in the room are thoes democrats who will not relly behind Dr. Christensen
  • CrucianDIVA (11/11/2014, 05:40) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    "A Time To Build!"
  • nah! (11/11/2014, 08:22) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mapp dont look presidential at all at all.
  • captbuck (11/11/2014, 10:05) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Its time for change.....let see if a women can move away from graft and greed!!
  • Candace O. (13/11/2014, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Donna look so sleepy. She had 18 years; time to go sleep cause you look like you could use a good nap.


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