The final numbers are 55 percent for Waller, to 45 percent for Banks.
While there were other Supreme Court races, that one was the hottest, according to News Mississippi election coverage panelist Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones. He compared the results to what was happening with Democrat Congressman Bennie Thompson's votes in the 2nd District Congress race, saying the Supreme Court race would be tricky to call because many of the same constituents would be voting.
The race went down to the wire and was finally called by morning.
Another reason it was a hot one is because of Banks' YouTube video called "Wallergate", where he accuses the Chief Justice of financial disclosure problems.
In the District 1, Pos. 2 race, Leslie King was unchallenged. In the District 2, Pos. 3 race, Mike Randolph is back in with 76 percent of the vote. Republican-backed Josiah Coleman took the District 3, Pos. 3 race, with 58 percent of the vote.
Supreme Court Justice elections are non-partisan by law, but Republicans backed Coleman, Randolph and Waller, while Democrats backed Banks.
News Mississippi election coverage panelist Brandon Jones, Executive Dir. of the Miss. Democratic Trust, told us he believes the justice races should remain non-partisan, giving people who have cases before the court a shot at total impartiality when arguing their cases.
Other panelists, like Republican Hayes Dent, said perhaps since parties were backing candidates, that Mississippi should change the law and allow partisan elections.