From Staff Reports
Marion County voters delivered solid Republican majorities in Tuesday’s general election for national, state and local posts.
With a robust 47 percent of the registered Marion County voters casting ballots, local voters had a decidedly red slant.
70.51 percent of those casting straight ballots favoring the Republican side delivering a down ballot tsunami.
In the U.S. Senate Race, incumbent Ted Cruz carried Marion County 70.08 percent over U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s 29 percent.
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe easily outdistanced Democratic challenger Catherine Krantz 70.93 to 28.24 percent.
In the only contested local race, Republican incumbent Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Joann Nutt defeated challenger Tosha Y. Moore 57.87 percent to 42.13 percent.
The remainder of the ballot reflected straight ticket votes.
See the November 8 edition of the Jimplecute for full coverage of Tuesday’s elections.
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