UPDATE: It’s now being reported locally that there are 43 provisional ballots outstanding and those results will not be known until Thursday. As of now, Jacobs has a 17-vote lead on Anders.
ORIGINAL: Glenn Jacobs has won the Republican Primary for Knox County mayor, according to multiple reports. It was a close race and, at one point, Brad Anders was ahead by 400 votes but with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Jacobs won by just 17 votes. Yes, every vote counts.
Jacobs was originally scheduled for last week’s Greatest Royal Rumble show but pulled out so he could put in more time into his campaign. In recent months, several WWE Superstars including Daniel Bryan, The Undertaker, and Big Show have lent their time to do appearances for the campaign.
It looks like all of the hard work paid off. Congrats to Jacobs and his entire campaign team.
BREAKING: The campaign manager for Glenn Jacobs runs outside the election commission yelling that Jacobs has won the Knox County Mayor's race. Jacobs: 14,633 votes
Andres: 14,616 votes
100% precincts reporting. 17 votes separating the two pic.twitter.com/hl8iRRsMV0
— Marc Sallinger (@MarcWBIR) May 2, 2018
Here are the vote totals: