Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Party Primary Results

Rankin County's website has the unofficial results posted from yesterday's party primaries.  You can view the cumulative results here.  This does not include absentee or affidavit ballots cast.  Some takeaways:

  -  23.37% of registered voters cast a ballot.  That's normal for a non-presidential election.
  - About 2,746 folks voted for the Democratic ticket; about 17,151 voted for a Republican candidate. So, Democrats constitute about 14% of the voting population.
  - Democrat voters don't like the establishment candidate.  Three years ago, they made a truck driver who didn't even vote for himself their nominee for Governor.  Yesterday, their establishment's choice (Baria) barely eked out 36% of the vote.  
  - Michael Guest walloped the competition in Rankin County, with 74% of the vote in a six person race.  That almost carried him to victory without a run-off.

The precinct-by-precinct results are here

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