POSTED: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 4:36pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 4:46pm
BATON ROUGE, LA(NBC33) — Tom Schedler has defeated Jim Tucker in the closest statewide election race. The incumbent defeated Tucker 50.5% to 49.5%. That's a margin of less than 10,000 votes.
The night wasn't a complete victory for the Secretary of State though. His office's website temporarily crashed on Election night making it impossible for Bayou State residents to view updated election results.
Schedler says the issue was caused by a bandwidth problem. He says he is looking into how to fix the issue, so that this same problem doesn't happen again.
Schedler originally took over as Secreatary of State less than a year ago after current Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne won the position in a special election.