May 18th, 2010
11:20 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN projection: Runoff to come in Arkansas

(CNN) – CNN projects that Arkansas' Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate will go to a runoff.

With 50 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Sen. Blanche Lincoln led Lt. Gov. Bill Halter 43.6 percent to 42.2. percent. Businessman D.C. Morrison had 14.2 percent.

To avoid a runoff, a candidate would need at least one vote more than 50 percent.


Filed under: 2010 • Arkansas • Bill Halter • Blanche Lincoln
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Rob

    Lincoln has to go!!! She is horrible.

    May 18, 2010 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  2. vwrtb

    Out with the DINO! We need true liberals to clean up the devastating republican party that has crippled America! Vote no to the party of no in November!

    May 18, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  3. Arkansas

    Lincoln will lose the run-off! Arkansas is tired of Lincoln! She was agaist the Public Option, while most Arkansans wanted it Arkansas loves Democrats, but Lincoln isn' Democrat enough for us! Halter will win, because he is a Real Democrat! Halter will work with Democrats, not be a part of Republican Filibusters like Lincoln did.

    May 18, 2010 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  4. Wrong

    As usual CNN has it's facts wrong. To avoid a runoff the candidate needs more than 50% of votes cast in the election. If 2,000,001 votes are cast a majority is 1,000,001. However, "one vote more than 50% would be 1,000,002.

    May 19, 2010 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  5. Sunshine

    Looks like Arkansas hasn't learned anything. To re-elect Lincoln is a stupid mistake. Wake up people.

    May 19, 2010 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  6. Bob Pacific Grove, Ca

    Vote out this Blue Dog!! Nominate a real Democrat!! Halter is the name!!

    May 19, 2010 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  7. james

    Considering the large majority of Morrison votes will go to Halter, Lincoln is in real trouble.

    May 19, 2010 12:45 am at 12:45 am |