As Predicted, Woody Wins Easily 

click to enlarge The results with 64 of 66 city precincts reporting.
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Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody easily won reelection against three challengers with over 60 percent of the vote. Despite a handful of lawsuits, inmate deaths, and concerns about nepotism, the result isn’t unexpected. During an interview with Style back in August David Hicks, the mayor’s chief political adviser, said those transgressions ultimately wouldn’t matter to voters:

The average citizen doesn't care about the jail as long as no one's breaking out and no Abu-Ghraib-style torture is happening, Hicks says, and Woody's safe on both counts.

"Has Woody taken some hits? Absolutely," Hicks says. "Given the context, do they matter? No, probably not. Do we believe anyone else running could do better under the circumstances? In my opinion, it's not even close.

"Anyone can beat up on an incumbent, but it's harder to then convince people to also vote for you."

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