GEORGETOWN, Del. - The race for Sussex County Sheriff will be interesting to watch, because incumbent Sheriff Jeff Christopher is running as a write-in candidate.The last write-in candidate to get a lot of votes in Sussex County was Christine O'Donnell in 2008. Only one person in the history of Sussex County has ever won as a write-in, and now Christopher is looking to be the second.
"Write-in candidates generally have a difficult time and I'm sure there are many many people who will come out and support him as a write-in candidate," Jane Hovington of Georgetown said. "But I'm voting for Beau Gooch."No matter what though, Christopher is fighting.
"Many of my detractors say why don't you just learn how to receive the no answer," he said. "Well listen, they complain about representatives everyday say yes and compromise i am one that will not compromise..."The other candidates have expressed their opinion on the situation.
"I don't think it changes anything," Gooch said. "I mean if it was ten people running for sheriff, the people got to make the choice, and if he believes what he does than that's fine with me you know I'm just glad that I'm in it and I'm in it to win it."
"I think he has a group of strong supporters that can affect," Lee said. "But i hope that the republican party will see that we need to stay together."
Absentee ballots are already being counted. Due to the nature of this election and the number of write-ins that will need to be counted, there may not be results until Wednesday officials said.