Blount apparently unseats Sims in Canton Ward 4 runoff


CANTON — According to unofficial early returns from Tuesday’s Canton municipal Democratic Party primary runoff, Markee Blount is the apparent winner over incumbent Daphne Sims for the Ward 4 alderman seat.

Blount got 97 votes to Sims’ 56 votes, according to early unofficial vote counts, said Debra Brown, city clerk of Canton.

The early results do not include affidavit ballots that remained to be counted Wednesday before the results could be certified, Brown said.

The winner of the Democratic Party primary will be the winner since no Republican candidates ran for the seat.

Blount and Sims emerged the top vote-getters in the April 6 primary with Blount getting 67 votes, or 35.6% of the 188 total votes in that race, and Sims getting 51 votes or 27% of the votes in the race.

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