Clerk Reports 16.9 Percent Voter Turnout

Crawford County Clerk John Martin reported that voter turnout for the March 10 presidential primary was just 16.9 percent.

Only 2,724 of Crawford County’s 16,118 voters cast ballots. The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office reported that statewide, turnout was 23.5 percent and around 973,000 voters cast ballots.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were the top vote-getters in Crawford County.

Trump received 1,587 votes, while former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld received five. Former U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh and entrepreneur Bob Ely each received two.

Six were uncommitted.

Overall, Trump received 98 percent of the vote.

On the Democratic side, Biden received 662 votes, while Senator Bernie Sanders received 384. 

Biden received nearly 60 percent of the vote. Sanders had 34 percent.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who is still active, received seven votes.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has suspended her campaign, received 14 votes. Businessman Michael Bloomberg, who also has suspended his campaign, received 13 votes.

Senator Amy Klobuchar received four votes. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttiegieg received six votes.

On the Libertarian ticket, five votes were cast for Jacob Hornberger. Hornberger won Missouri’s Libertarian primary.

Two votes were cast for Dario Hunter on the Green ticket. Hunter lost to Howie Hawkins statewide.

Don Blankenship received one vote on the Constitutional ticket and he won the party’s primary.

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said military and overseas ballots can come in through this Friday and results should be certified by April 10.

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