Unofficial final election returns hold few surprises in Union County: UPDATED

March 8th, 2016     Government & Politics

UPDATE (1:27 AM,  3-9-16): Unofficial totals, with 20 of 20 Union County precincts reporting.

Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the state-wide Republican Presidential primary, and will take all 20 delegates. Hillary Clinton has been declared the state-wide winner of the Democratic Presidential Primary and will take 26 delegates to Sanders one delegate. Trent Kelly has been declared winner of the First Congressional District primary with over 89% of the vote.

 Trent Kelly

Trent Kelly

U.S.Congressman Trent Kelly, in a telephone conversation with NAnewsweb.com late Tuesday evening, said, “I am honored that the voters chose me as the Republican nominee in the First District race. We will continue to work to stay close to the people we serve, to remain accessible and to spend a lot of time in the district.”

Kelly handily won nomination for a full term in the House of Representatives. He received 92% of the Republican votes in Union County and won by a similar landslide throughout the First District.

Kelly defeated 12 other candidates in a non-partisan special election last year. He was elected to serve most of a two-year term to which Congressman Alan Nunnelee was elected in November 2014. Nunnelee died just one month into his third term.

REPUBLICAN:

Presidential Primary

Donald Trump            2102 votes        43.04%

Ted Cruz                      2084 votes         42.67%

John Kasich                  309 votes            6.33%

Mississippi First Congressional District primary

Trent Kelly                   4323 votes          91.92%

Paul Clever                      371 votes            7.89%

DEMOCRAT:

Presidential Primary

Hillary Clinton               577 votes            70.11%

Bernie Sanders               218 votes          26.49%

Willie Wilson                    12 votes              1.46%

Melody and Benny Kirk worked the Myrtle precinct together today, their 25th wedding anniversary

Melody and Benny Kirk worked the Myrtle precinct together today, their 25th wedding anniversary

 

Sandy Shaddinger and Heather Whittington worked Sportsplex precinct (#203) they claim top vote count in the county with 426 votes total

Sandy Shaddinger and Heather Whittington worked Sportsplex precinct (#203) they claim top vote count in the county with 426 votes total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leaders in Union County with 10 of 20 precincts reported:

Presidential:

Donald Trump           44%

Ted Cruz                     41%

Hillary Clinton          68%

Bernie Sanders          27%

First MS Congressional:

Trent Kelly    93%

Paul Clever      7%

The Associated Press has declared Trent Kelly to be the winner of the First Congressional District primary race, with 94% of the vote.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are leading their respective races, statewide.

NAnewsweb.com will update when returns are complete.

For more about the election: We need a Congressman who will accumulate some serious seniority.

 

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