By a Nose: A look at Acadiana elections decided by just a few votes

Posted at 11:00 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 12:00:34-05

Across Acadiana, several races were decided by just a few votes.

Here's a look:

The Elton Town Council election in Jeff Davis Parish was decided by two votes. Forest Ardoin got 215 votes compared to Michael Bellon's 213 votes.

In St. Landry Parish, the District 4 Justice of the Peace race was decided by only six votes. Ronald Dugas got 1,404 votes but Kevin Dupree won, with 1,410 votes.

In St. Mary Parish, one vote decided a Justice of the Peace race. In Ward 2, Wendy Landry got 76 votes and Antoine Prince got 75.

In Lafayette Parish, the only truly close race was the sales tax proposition in Scott, which would have been dedicated to the fire and police departments there. That election was rejected by voters, with only 66 votes separating the "yes" and "no" totals.