Councilman Reuben Blackwell defeats Janice Gravely, Mattie Hinton and Crew, Rocky Mount Telegram, Sandra and Herb Greenberg The WHIG TV Crew, Dave Perkins at FM 99.3 and others.
The forces were in place to try to discredit Blackwell however it backfired. I strongly believe that with all the negative publicity in the Rocky Mount Telegram on WHIG TV it really, really helped the cause.
I was at the Edgecombe County Board of Elections Office tonight and the results were as follows:
Blackwell received 399 votes 88.67% of the total votes and he received 292 votes on election day and 107 one stop.
Gravely received 51 votes 11.33% of the total votes and she received 34 votes on election day and 17 one stop.