Nov. 2 Judicial Elections Roundup

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Last Updated 4:00 PM Eastern, November 17, 2010

Retention Elections

State Last poll closes (Eastern) Candidate Results Results Link
Alaska 1:00 AM Dana Fabe Yes: 53.2%/No 46.8% (100% of precincts reporting)
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Arizona 10:00 PM Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch Yes: 75.4%/No 24.6% (100% of precincts reporting) Source
California 11:00 PM Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye Yes: 67.1%/No 32.9% (100% of precincts reporting) Source
California Ming Chin Yes: 65.5%/No 34.5% (100% of precincts reporting) Source
California Carlos Moreno Yes: 67.6%/No 32.4% (100% of precincts reporting) Source
Colorado 9:00 PM Michael Bender Yes: 59.2%/No 40.7% (96% of precincts reporting) Source*
Colorado Alex Martinez Yes: 60.2%/No 39.7% (96% of precincts reporting) Source*
Colorado Nancy Rice Yes: 61.7%/No 38.2% (96% of precincts reporting) Source*
Florida 8:00 PM Chief Justice Charles Canady Yes: 67.5%/No: 32.5% (99.9% of precincts reporting) Source
Florida Jorge Labarga Yes: 58.9%/No: 41.1%  (99.9% of precincts reporting) Source
Florida James Perry Yes: 61.7%/No: 38.3% (99.9% of precincts reporting) Source
Florida Rickey Polston Yes: 66.1%/No: 33.9% (99.9% of precincts reporting) Source
Illinois 8:00 PM Charles Freeman** Yes: 78%/No: 22% (98% of precincts reporting) Source*
Illinois Robert Thomas** Yes: 81%/No: 19% (98% of precincts reporting) Source*
Illinois Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride** Yes: 66%/No: 34% (98% of precincts reporting) Source*
Iowa 10:00 PM Chief Justice Marsha Ternus Yes: 45.0%/No: 55.0% (1774 of 1774 precincts reporting) Source
Iowa Michael Streit Yes: 45.6%/No: 54.5% (1774 of 1774 precincts reporting) Source
Iowa David Baker Yes: 45.8%/No: 54.2% (1774 of 1774 precincts reporting) Source
Kansas 8:00 PM Chief Justice Lawton Nuss Yes: 63%/No: 37% (3315 of 3315 precincts reporting) Source
Kansas Marla Luckert Yes: 62%/No: 38% (3315 of 3315 precincts reporting) Source
Kansas Carol Beier Yes: 63%/No: 37% (3315 of 3315 precincts reporting)
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Kansas Dan Biles Yes: 63%/No:  37% (3315 of 3315 precincts reporting) Source
Maryland 8:00 PM Glenn Harrell Jr. Yes: 91.6%/No: 8.4% (99% of precincts reporting) Source
Maryland Mary Ellen Barbera Yes: 87.1%/No: 12.9% (99% of precincts reporting) Source
Missouri 8:00 PM Zel Fischer Yes: 66.4%/No: 33.6% (3411 of 3411 precincts reporting) Source
Montana 10:00 PM Michael Wheat Yes: 78.0%/No: 22.0% (793 of 793 precincts reporting) Source
Nebraska* 9:00 PM Chief Justice Mike Heavican 0% of precincts reporting Source
Nebraska* John Gerrard 0% of precincts reporting Source
Nebraska* William Connolly 0% of precincts reporting Source
Nebraska* John Wright 0% of precincts reporting Source
New Mexico 9:00 PM Petra Jimenez Maes Yes: 68.2%/No: 31.8% (unknown% of precincts reporting)
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New Mexico Chief Justice Charles Daniels Yes: 73.0%/No: 27.0% (unknown% of precincts reporting) Source
Oklahoma Supreme Court 8:00 PM Steven Taylor Yes: 64.9%/No: 35.1% (2229 of 2229 precincts reporting)
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Oklahoma Supreme Court James Winchester
Yes: 65.0%/No: 25.0% (2229 of 2229 precincts reporting) Source

*Indicates Secretary of State does NOT post unofficial results for these races on their website. State media used instead.

** Candidate must receive at least 60% affirmative votes to be retained.


Partisan Elections

State Last poll closes (Eastern) Incumbent Challenger(s) Results Result Link
Alabama 8:00 PM Patricia Smith (R, not running) Kelli Wise (R) Wise 63.5%/Chambers: 36.5% (52 of 67 counties reporting)
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Rhonda Chambers (D)
Alabama Michael Bolin (R) Tom Edwards (D) Bolin 63.4%/Edwards: 36.6% (52 of 67 counties reporting) Source
Alabama Tom Parker (R) Mac Parsons (D) Parker 59.4%/Parsons  40.6% (52 of 67 counties reporting) Source
Michigan (top 2 vote getters win)
9:00 PM Alton Thomas Davis (D) & Robert Young (R) Mary Beth Kelly (R) Kelly: 1,218,600 Young: 1,140,118 Davis: 752,927 Morris: 645,053 Roddis: 228,360 (unknown% of precincts reporting) Source
Denise Langford Morris (D)
Bob Roddis (L)
Ohio 7:30 PM Chief Justice Eric Brown (D) Maureen O'Connor (R) Brown 32.1%/O'Connor 67.9% (81.4% of precincts reporting)
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Ohio Judith Ann Lanzinger (R) Mary Jane Trapp (D) Lanzinger 57.0%/Trapp 43.0% (81.4% of precincts reporting) Source
Texas Supreme Court 9:00 PM Paul Green (R) William Moody (D) Green: 60.3%/Moody 37.0%/Oxford 2.9% (99% of precincts reporting)
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Tom Oxford (L)
Texas Supreme Court Eva Guzman (R) Blake Bailey (D) Guzman: 60.3%/Bailey 35.6%/Armstrong 4.1% (99% of precincts reporting) Source
Jack Armstrong (L)
Texas Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann (R) Jim Sharp (D) Lehrmann: 59.9%/Sharp 37.3%/Strange 2.9% (99% of precincts reporting) Source
William Bryan Strange (L)
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Lawrence Meyers (R) J. Randell Stevens (L) Meyers: 82.7%/Stevens 17.3% (99% precincts of reporting) Source
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Cheryle Johnson (R) Dave Howard (L) Johnson: 82.9%/Howard 17.0% (99% precincts of reporting) Source
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler (R) Keith Hampton (D) Keasler: 60.5%/Hampton 36.6% (99% precincts of reporting) Source
West Virginia 7:30 PM Thomas E. McHugh (D) John Yoder (R) McHugh 55.2%/Yoder 44.9% (55 of 55 counties reporting)
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Louisiana N/A Bernette Johnson (D) unopposed N/A N/A
Ohio N/A Paul Pfeifer (R) unopposed N/A N/A


Nonpartisan Elections

State Last poll closes (Eastern) Incumbent Challenger(s) Results Result Link
Arkansas 8:30 PM Annabelle Clinton Imber (not running) Tim Fox Baker 61.8%/Fox 38.2% (61 of 75 counties reporting)
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Karen Baker
Georgia 7:00 PM David Nahmias
Matt Wilson Nahmias 48.2%/Adkins 35.3%/Wilson 16.6% (97% of precincts reporting) Source
Tammy Lynn Adkins
Minnesota 9:00 PM Helen Meyer Greg Wersal Meyer: 58.0%/Wersal 41.8% (97.6% of precincts reporting) Source
Minnesota Alan Page Tim Tingelstad Page: 63.3%/Tingelstad 36.6% (97.6% of precincts reporting) Source
Montana 10:00 PM William Leaphart (not running) Nels Swandal Baker: 52.6%/Swandla 47% (194 of 793 precincts reporting) Source
Beth Baker
North Carolina 7:30 PM Edward Brady (not running) Barbara Jackson Jackson 51.9%/Hunter 48.1% (100% of counties reporting)
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Robert Hunter
Washington 11:00 PM Richard Sanders Charlie Wiggins Sanders: 51.3%/Wiggins 48.8% (unknown% of precincts reporting) Source






Kentucky N/A Daniel Venters unopposed N/A N/A
Minnesota N/A Christopher Dietzen unopposed N/A N/A
Mississippi N/A Jess Dickinson unopposed N/A N/A
Nevada N/A James Hardesty unopposed N/A N/A
Nevada N/A Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre unopposed N/A N/A
North Dakota N/A Carol Ronning Kapsner unopposed N/A N/A
Washington N/A Chief Justice Barbara Madsen unopposed N/A N/A


Ballot Proposals

State Last poll closes (Eastern) Proposal Letter/Number Synopsis Results Result Link
Colorado 9:00 PM Amendment Q Permits the Governor in an emergency, after consulting with the state's chief justice and the leaders of the House and Senate, to relocate the seat of government. (Note: Supreme Court of Colorado is required to have at least two sessions in the seat of government annually). Yes: 55.2% (45% of precincts)
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Colorado Proposition 102 Requires that only defendants arrested for a first offense, non violent misdemeanor may be recommended for release or actually released to a pretrial services program's supervision in lieu of a cash, property, or professional surety bond. Yes: 37.2% (45% of precincts) Source*
Louisiana 9:00 PM Amendment 9 Provides that when a court of appeal is to modify or reverse an administrative agency determination in a workers' compensation claim and one judge dissents, the case shall be reargued before a panel of at least five judges prior to rendition of judgment, and a majority shall concur to render judgment. Yes: 57% (100% precincts)
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Louisiana Amendment 10 Permits criminal defendants, except in capital cases, to waive their right to a trial by jury no later than forty-five days prior to the trial date. Yes: 55% (100% precincts) Source
Maryland 8:00 PM Question 2 Permits legislature to limit jury trials to cases involving at least $15,000 (currently $10,000). Yes: 66% (unknown% of precincts)
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Michigan 9:00 PM Proposal 2 Prohibits anyone convicted of a felony involving dishonesty, deceit and fraud from being elected or appointed to any state or local office for 20 years. Yes: 76% (unknown% of precincts) Source
Nevada 10:00 PM Question 1 Provides for merit selection system Supreme Court justices and District Court. Judges to be appointed by the Governor for their initial terms from lists of candidates nominated by the Commission on Judicial Selection, with subsequent retention of those justices and judges after independent performance evaluations. Judges must receive at least 55% of voter approval to be retained. Yes: 42.3% (unknown% of precincts) Source
Question 2 Permits but does not require legislature create an intermediate appellate court. Yes: 46.8% (unknown% of precincts) Source
New Mexico 9:00 PM Amendment 2 Permits county officials, including probate judges, to serve three, consecutive terms instead of two. Yes: 17.4% (unknown% of precincts) Source
Oklahoma 8:00 PM State Question 752 Adds two at-large members to the Judicial Nomination Commission; one selected by the Speaker of the House, the other by the Senate President Pro Tempore. Mandates that members selected to fill seats designed for non-attorneys not have attorneys within their families. Yes: 62.8% (100% of precincts) Source
Oklahoma State Question 755 Prohibits the courts to "look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider Sharia Law or international law." Requires courts adhere only to the U.S. & Oklahoma Constitutions, federal and state law and regulations, and where necessary the laws and regulations of another state. Yes: 70.1% (100% of precincts) Source
Washington 11:00 PM Bail Authority Amendment/HJR 4220 Authorizes courts to deny bail for offenses punishable by the possibility of life in prison, on clear and convincing evidence of a propensity for violence that would likely endanger persons. Yes: 85.5% (unknown% of precincts) Source






Iowa 10:00 PM Measure 2 Constitutional Convention Yes: 32.9% (1771 of 1774 precincts) Source
Maryland 8:00 PM Question 1 Constitutional Convention Polls Closed Source
Michigan 9:00 PM Proposal 1 Constitutional Convention Yes: 32.5% (unknown% of precincts) Source
Montana 10:00 PM CC-2 Constitutional Convention Yes: 41.2% (194 of 793 precincts reporting) Source

*Indicates Secretary of State does NOT post unofficial results for these races on  their website. State media used instead