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Hartselle Enquirer

Morgan voters give Trump, Clinton large majorities in Primary Election

Morgan County voters gave Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hilary Clinton large margins of victory based on unofficial results of the Primary Election Tuesday.

They also favored a newcomer over an incumbent in a race for the District 7 seat on the Morgan County School Board and followed state voters in giving the GOP nomination for U.S. Senator to incumbent Richard Shelby.

Trump garnered 41 percent of the vote from Morgan County voters while his nearest rival, Ted Cruz, came in second with 21 percent and Marco Rubio finished third with 18 percent. Ben Carson landed in fourth place with 10 per cent and Kasick had 4.3 percent. Results from Hartselle voters were almost identical with Trump getting 42 percent .

Democrat frontrunner Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders, 76 percent to 20 percent. In Hartselle, she had 68 percent to Sanders’ 38 percent.

In the only other contest on the Democrat ballot, Ron Crumpton defeated Charles Nana, 62 percent to 37 per cent.

In the District 7 School Board race, John Holley defeated Jeff McLemore by garnering 53 percent of the votes, compared to McLemore’s 47 percent. No one qualified as a Democratic candidate.

Winners in races for Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and President of the Alabama Public Service Commission were Tom Parker and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, respectively. Parker out-polled Donna Beauleu 72 percent to 32 percent.

Voters approved proposed State Amendments #1 by a wide margin. “Yes” votes totaled 15,900 or 67.6 percent while “no” voters numbered 7,610 or 32.4 percent.

The measure allows district attorneys and circuit clerks to who take office after Nov. 8, 2016, to participate in the Alabama Retirement System.

Voting in the election were 29,890 (43.2 percent) of the county’s 69,061 registered voters.

 

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