It was a nail-biter as the numbers see-sawed back and forth throughout the evening. Jim Davis managed to hold a slim lead of 199 votes for the victory. Here are the numbers as of midnight:
And here is how the vote went on a precinct-by-precinct basis, with Red representing Davis, Blue for Snow and Yellow for a tie vote:
People gather around a laptop in the Cajun Connection restaurant to watch the numbers come in on the Jim Davis race.
Jim and Judy Davis hug when the last two precincts in Jackson County break for him and give him the win in his race for NC Senate against John Snow.
If this victory stands, then the Macon County Republican Party Executive Committee will be deciding who will replace Jim Davis on the Macon County Board of Commissioners. Jim Davis is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of that body. The Macon GOP Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday and will take up the appointment then.