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Black Candidate Wins Racially Charged Race

From Times Wire Reports

A black candidate was declared the winner in Quincy after a recount in the racially charged campaign for sheriff in Florida’s only majority black county.

Morris Young became Gadsden County’s first black sheriff since Reconstruction.

Young, who had a 70-vote lead going into the recount, defeated Chief Deputy Ed Spooner by 115 votes. He said he would work to unite the racially divided county and convince supporters of Spooner, who is white, that he could do the job.


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