Flint residents vote on Mayoral Candidates
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:55:48 GMT —
Update: August 2nd, 11:55 p.m.
Final totals are in for the Flint Mayoral Primary Race.
Mayor Dayne Walling will compete against Darryl E. Buchanan for the spot for Flint Mayor in the next election.
Mayor Walling received 5,513 votes Tuesday. Mr. Buchanan had 2,788 votes, and barely beat out Scott Smith in the race.
Update: August 2nd, 11:05 p.m.
95% of the votes are in as of this post.
Mayor Dayne Walling is leading with 5,313 votes.
Darryl E. Buchanan has 2,578 votes, and Scott Smith has 2,366 votes.
Update: August 2nd, 10:30 p.m.
Results are continuously pouring into the NBC25 newsroom.
As of this post, Mayor Dayne Walling has the most votes. Darryl Buchanan and Scott Smith are too close too call at this point. For full results, click here.
NBC25's Dan Armstrong is speaking with Mayor Walling now, and will have complete coverage on NBC25 News at 11:00 p.m.
Flint TMs Mayor Dayne Walling was up bright and early Tuesday morning to cast his ballot in the primary election.
Mayor Walling voted at 9:00 am with his wife and family at the Sarvis Center. He TMs trying to fend off Darryl Buchanan, David Davenport, Jung Ho Kim, Eric Mays, Don Pfeiffer, and Scott Smith for his seat.
It TMs a mayoral race that's gotten negative at times, but it all comes down to the votes Tuesday.
Walling says his road in office has been a tough one, but he feels confident about being re-elected. Watch the video link to hear his statement on how he feel he's done during his term as mayor.
The top two candidates will face off in the general election in November.
In the meantime, polls stayed steady throughout the day in Flint for the mayoral election. Some voters told NBC25 there needs to be change in city, while others feel it's important for everyone to just get out and vote.
In the meantime, we want to know if you think Mayor Dayne Walling will get reelected. Leave us your comments here, or join the conversation on the NBC25 Facebook Page.