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Breakdown of county national voting

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Clay County residents rushed to the polls Tuesday for Indiana's Primary.

They made sure their voices were heard loud and clear regarding two national contests.

County voters had the opportunity to vote for two people in the race for United States Representative District 8.

Republican Greg Goode faced incumbent Brad Ellsworth (D) in Tuesday's primary. Ellsworth finished with a total of 5,198 votes in the primary while Goode received just 1,381.

Of the 23 precincts in the county, Ellsworth had resounding victories in every one.

In the race for President of the United States, county residents clearly favored Sen. Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side while voters also favored John McCain on the Republican side.

In the primary race for the Democratic nomination of president, Clinton finished with 4,011 county votes while her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, finished with 2,028 votes.

Clinton won 222 of the 23 precincts in Clay County, with the only loss coming in Jackson 3, where Obama edged her by one vote, 82-81.

But as the election results started coming in Tuesday evening, it was clear county voters favored Clinton as she picked up close to 67 percent of the county's votes.

On the Republican side, McCain tallied 1,333 votes from Clay County. In contrast, Mike Huckabee received 270 votes while Ron Paul had 132 and Mitt Romney finished with 53.

Huckabee and Romney have dropped out of the race.

At the state level, Clinton edged Obama, garnering 51 percent of the votes (638,274) to his 49 percent (615,862).

On the Republican side, McCain won the state, tallying 78 percent of the vote. Huckabee received 10 percent of the vote while Paul had 8 percent and Romney had 5 percent.

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Operation Chaos!! YES!!

-- Posted by timetomoveon on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 11:49 AM

I guess I dont understand WHY would people still vote for someone who has DROPPED out of the race!

-- Posted by WhyInBrazil on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 5:50 PM

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