Augusta, GA -
Earl Gunby came to the Augusta Municipal Building to drop off he and his wife’s absentee ballots. He said thought, for Helen Blocker-Adams, things were heading down.
“It's a good decision. I mean, you're in debt for $70,000. How can you lead the city if you can't manage your own affair?” said Gunby.
Blocker-Adams; campaign headquarters downtown was locked up Friday. The only thing on her "Helen for Mayor website" was her statement suspending her campaign.But, the day before, Blocker-Adams was vowing to fight on.
“No, I’m not a quitter, Helen Blocker-Adams is simply not a quitter, George,” she told me Wednesday.
And, even though she has suspended her campaign, Blocker-Adams did not quit being a candidate and won’t be out of the race until officially notifying the Richmond County Board of Elections she is withdrawing.
“Until that time happens, she is still on the ballot, she is still receiving votes and those votes will counted until we receive any official kind of notification,” said Travis Doss, Assistant Board of Elections director.
They were casting ballots to be counted, at the Municipal Building, including Carleton Vaughn, who...suspended campaign or not, voted for Helen Blocker-Adams.
She does have the integrity to at least to come out and say, because of my financial issues, I have suspended my campaign, but she did not withdraw from the race so I still thought she was a viable candidate,” said Vaughn.
Blocker-Adams is not campaigning, but without officially withdrawing, she stays a viable choice for Augusta mayor...maybe as a possible sympathy vote or protest vote.
“There are some people that will be voting for her, you can believe that,” said Gunby.