UPDATE 10 a.m. –The unofficial results are finally out and all of Madison County incumbents hold their offices.
Voters in Madison County Commission District 2 voted in a new commissioner. Dan Happel from Pony came out on top of a four-way race that included Ty Cobb and Ron Nye from Twin Bridges and Evan O. Gannon from Pony.
Voting machine problems deep in the night at the Madison County Clerk and Recorders office in Virginia City caused problems getting the accurate numbers on the website before this morning.
“We had to redo the numbers to double check them because we had some problems with our machine,” said Paula McKenzie with the clerk and recorder’s office.
The website did have results posted early this morning, but they weren’t complete. The final unofficial results didn’t show much of a change, McKenzie said.
Madison County Clerk and Recorder Bundy Bailey, defeated a tough challenge from Karen Miller with a vote of 1,913 to 1,544.
Madison County Justice of the Peace MaryAnn O’Malley defeated a challenge from deputy sheriff Chris Tenny 2,269 to 1,141.
County commissioner Jim Hart defeated a challenge from rancher Dave Germann with of vote of 939 to 355.
Happel swept the vote in the Harrison precinct to take the race for commission district 2. The final vote in the four-way race was: Happel 380, Ron Nye 345, Ty Cobb 273 and Evan O. Gannon 43.
Nye won the Twin Bridges precinct with 298 votes to Cobb’s 172 votes, Happel’s 105 votes and Gannon’s 13 votes.
Happel won Jefferson Island precinct with 78 votes to Cobb’s 44 votes, Nye’s 25 votes and Gannon’s 8 votes.
In the Harrison precinct it wasn’t close. Happel received 197 votes to Cobb’s 57 votes. Both Nye and Gannon received 22 votes in the precinct.