VOTE 2019: John Cooper, David Briley head to mayoral runoff


Updated 10:05 p.m. Aug. 1

With all precincts now reporting, take a look at the final results from tonight’s election below:

Jody Ball: 0.27%
David Briley*: 25.30%
Julia Marguerite Clark-Johnson: 0.39%
John Ray Clemmons: 16.08%
John Cooper: 35.01%
Bernie Cox: 0.33%
Jimmy Lawrence: 0.30%
Jon Sewell: 0.22%
Nolan O. Starnes: 0.13%
Carol Swain: 21.89%
Write-in: 0.08%

Updated 9:10 p.m. Aug. 1

With 143 of 161 precincts reporting, Nashville mayoral candidates John Cooper and incumbent David Briley are heading to a runoff election. Cooper leads with 35.14%, or 33,429 votes, while Briley has received 25.32%, or 24,089 votes.

A runoff election will be held between the top two candidates on Sept. 12. Early voting for the runoff election will be held Aug. 23-Sept. 5.

Cooper shared the following tweet around 8:45 p.m.

Briley also acknowledged the runoff election at a campaign watch party.

Updated 9 p.m. Aug. 1

With 98 of 161 precincts reporting, John Cooper holds 35.37% of the votes in the race for Nashville mayor. In second place is incumbent David Briley with 25.75% of votes. Cooper has received 26,987 votes, while Briley has received 19,644.

Updated 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1

With one-third of precincts reporting, John Cooper remains in the lead for Nashville mayor with 22,514 votes, or 35.91%. Incumbent David Briley remains the second highest candidate with 16,380 votes, or 26.13%. Cooper and Briley are followed by Carol Swain, who has received 20.84% of votes.

According to the Davidson County Election Commission, 53 of 161 precincts are currently reporting.

Posted 7:25 p.m. Aug. 1

John Cooper has taken an early lead in the race for Nashville mayor, according to early voting results. Cooper has received 18,249 votes, or 36.61% of votes.

Incumbent David Briley has received 26.62% of the votes, or 13,268 votes, while Carol M. Swain has received 20.41% of the votes, or 10,172 votes.

Ten candidates are running for Nashville mayor this year, including incumbent Mayor David Briley, who was elected mayor in the 2018 special mayoral election. Should Briley win this year’s election, he will remain Metro Nashville’s eighth mayor and would be eligible to run for a second term in the next general election.

Should a candidate on one or more races not receive more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates on Sept. 12. Early voting for the runoff election would be held Aug. 23-Sept. 5.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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