Turnout low for Tuesday primaries

Turnout low for Tuesday primaries


Voter turnout in Tuesday’s Presidential primaries in Madison County was anemic, with less than 20 percent of registered voters who cast a ballot at the polls. 

According to unofficial results, 17.8 percent of the over 75,000 voters in the county participated in the primaries. Of that, there were 9,421 Republican votes and 4,043 Democrat votes. 

President Donald J. Trump won Madison County with 85.3 percent of the votes (7,972). He is the only contender in the race but previous challengers who have since departed from the race still appeared on the ballot. 

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the last of the contenders to drop out, received 1,001 votes. 

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, who easily fended off two challengers for the Republican nomination the Senate, carried Madison County with 66.78 percent of the vote. Ghannon Burton received nearly 2,000 votes and Dan Eubanks received over 1,000 votes.

There were no contested races on the Democrat ballot.

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