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45% of county’s voters turn out

Covington County had high voter turnout yesterday, when 45.08 percent – or 12,076 – of the county’s 26,789 registered voters participated.

And most of them did their part to ensure a Republican sweep in Alabama, where Republicans won every state-wide race. But while state totals shows an approximate 60/40 split of votes for GOP candidates, in Covington County, the votes were approximately 80 percent Republican/20 percent Democrat.

Republican Kay Ivey, who became governor when Robert Bentley resigned in 2017, was elected to a full term at the state’s helm. Will Ainsworth was elected lieutenant governor. Steve Marshall, who was appointed attorney general by Gov. Robert Bentley when then-AG Luther Strange was appointed to the U.S. Senate, also was reelected. Secretary of State John Merrill and Auditor Jim Zeigler also retained their jobs.

Covington County vote totals follow:

Total Voters – 26,789

Total Ballots casts – 12,076

Total percentage of voter turnout in Covington County AL – 45.08%

Straight party voting:

Democrats—1,515 – 17.19%

Republicans—7,300 – 82.81%

Alabama Governor:

– Kay Ivey – Rep (I) – 9,838

– Walt Maddox – Dem -2,162

U.S. House Dist. 2:

– Martha Roby – Rep (I) -9,602

– Tabitha Isner -2,357

Lieutenant Governor:

– Will Ainsworth – Rep -9,910

– Will Boyd – Dem -2,041

Attorney General:

– Steve Marshall – Rep -9,441

– Joseph Siegelman – Dem -2,504

Supreme Court Chief Justice:

– Tom Parker – Rep -9,596

– Bob Vance – Dem -2,303

Supreme Court Place 4:

– Jay Mitchell – Rep -9,700

– Donna Smalley – Dem -2,058

Secretary of State:

– John Merrill – Rep -9,805

– Heather Milam – Dem -2,057

Alabama State Auditor:

– Jim Zeigler – Rep -9,723

– Miranda Joseph – Dem -2,102

Public Service Commission Place 1:

– Jeremy Oden – Rep – 9,658

– Cara McClure – Dem -2,084

Public Service Commission Place 2:

– Chip Beeker – Rep -9,619

– Kari Powell – Dem -2,124

State Amendment 1 (Allow Ten Commandments) :

Yes – 9,244

No – 1,461

State Amendment 2 (Right to Life) :

Yes – 8,168

No – 2,443

State Amendment 3 (Revise UA Board Membership) :

Yes – 6,109

No – 3,010

State Amendment 4 (Sustain Legislative Vacancy) :

Yes – 7,030

No – 2,841