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Laclede County voters choose Trump, Parson

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Voters in Laclede County Tuesday overwhelmingly cast ballots for Donald Trump for president and Mike Parson for governor. According to unofficial results Tuesday night from the Laclede County Clerk’s Office, Trump received nearly 82 percent of the vote compared to 16.5 percent for Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Voters also supported the incumbent governor, Republican Mike Parson. Parson received 81.5 percent of the vote compared to 16 percent of Democrat Nicole Galloway. Laclede County results also showed voters in favor of amendment one, which limits the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, attorney general and state treasurer to two terms of office. The measure received support from 55.7 percent of voters. Amendment 3, which would return the state to the use of bipartisan commissions appointed by the governor for legislative redistricting and eliminate the nonpartisan state demographer was favored by 69 percent of voters. In other statewide offices, 83 percent of voters chose incumbent Republican Mike Kehoe for lt. governor with only 14.4 percent for his Democratic challengers Alissia Canady. Voters selected Jay Ashcroft for Secretary of State with 83 percent of the vote. Democrat Yinka Faleti received 13.8 percent.

Republican Scott Fitzpatrick received 82 percent of the vote for state treasurer. Democrat Vicki Lorenz Englund received 14.9 percent. Republican incumbent Eric Schmitt received 83.7 percent of the vote for attorney general. Democrat Rich Finneran received 13.8 percent. District 4 U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler easily won Laclede County with 82 percent of the vote with Democrat Lindsey Simmons receiving 15 percent. District 123 State Rep. Suzie Pollock won Laclede County with 88.9 percent of the vote to 10.5 percent for Democratic challenger Pat Ballew. Pollock District 128 State Rep. Jeff Knight easily won re-election with 85.8 percent of the vote. His Democratic challenger Dewanna (Dee) Marquez received 14 percent. Unopposed Republican candidates in Laclede County were all elected: Eastern District Commissioner David Layman, Western District Commissioner Darrell Pollock, Sheriff David Millsap, Assessor Julie Rayl-Gilstrap, Public Administrator Zane McCaslin, Coroner Steve Murrell and Surveyor Steve Mathis. According to the County Clerk’s Office, 16,869 ballots were cast, which represents 75 percent of the county’s registered voters.

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