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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:27 AM

US Virgin Islands have flipped the governorship blue

ST THOMAS, USVI — Democrat Albert Bryan has emerged victorious over incumbent US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp in a runoff election on Tuesday to become the ninth elected governor of the USVI

Bryan ended the night with 11,796 votes to Mapp’s 9,766, according to the Election System of the Virgin Islands. Mapp conceded the election just after 9:30 pm on Tuesday night at his St Thomas headquarters.

Mapp is only the third incumbent governor in USVI history to be defeated after their first term; the other governors to experience a similar fate were Roy Lester Schneider, who was roundly beaten by former Governor Charles Turnbull in 1998, and Melvin Evans in 1974.

With the slogan “Change Course Now”, calling on US Virgin Islanders to abandon the current administration’s style of governance for something different, the Bryan-Roach campaign was able to successful capitalize on Mapp’s many self-inflicted wounds, much of which were caused by the governor’s character and unbridled tongue, the Virgin Islands Consortium reported.

According to some political observers, Mapp’s defeat was not because he failed to move the US Virgin Islands forward, but because of a character and demeanour that was rejected by residents.


https://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/2018/11/21/usvi-governor-ousted-by-democrat-in-runoff-election/

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:29 AM

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:25 AM

2. thanks RandySF!

Appreciate you finding and sharing all this election info.

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