Jefferson County turnout heavy in split vote

Published 11:25 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Jefferson County, like the country, was narrowly split between the leading presidential candidates, with 42,828 — 48.92 percent — voting for the Donald Trump-Mike Pence Republican ticket and 42,404 — 48.44 percent — voting for the Hillary Clinton-Tim Kane Democratic Ticket. That’s a difference of 424 votes in the county.

The Libertarian ticket of Gary Johnson-William Weld received 1,711 votes — 1.95 percent. The Green Party ticket of Jill Stein-Ajamu Baraka received 420 votes for 0.48 percent.

Of the 149,317 registered voters in Jefferson County, 88,796 cast ballots for a turnout of 59.47 percent. Significant numbers of county voters cast votes for straight party tickets. Republicans received 24,598 straight party votes for 42 percent of the vote. Democrats received 33,639 straight party votes for 57.22 percent of the vote

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