2016 Primary Election Results




(Jesse Campbell|Jefferson Post) West Jefferson voters cast their ballots in North Carolina’s primary election on March 15, 2016.


JEFFERSON-Voters narrowed a crowded Ashe County Board of Commissioners field Tuesday during North Carolina’s statewide primary election.

The 10-candidate race was whittled down to just six contenders – three Republicans and three Democrats – who will square off for a total of three seats in November’s general election.

Statewide, voters overwhelmingly passed a much lauded bond package that should help institutions like Wilkes Community College add to its aging infrastructure. Republican Party frontrunner Donald Trump was the top votegetter among his party’s dwindling field of candidates, while Hillary Clinton trounced challenger Bernie Sanders 54 percent to 40 percent in North Carolina’s Democratic Presidential Primary.

Here’s how the race went down. Candidates that advance to the general election are in bold.

Ashe County Board of Commissioners – Republican

Paula R. Perry: 2579

Gary W. Roark: 2460

Larry D. Rhodes: 2296

Glen Hentschel: 1671

Judy Porter Poe: 1112

Ashe County Board of Commissioners – Democrat

Polly S. Jones: 1778

Donna J. Weaver: 1777

Richard C. Blackburn: 1756

Larry Dix: 786

Nancy L. Henry: 624

United States President – Republican

Statewide:

Donald J. Trump REP 458,411 40.24%

Ted Cruz REP 418,927 36.77%

John R. Kasich REP 144,401 12.67%

Marco Rubio REP 87,893 7.71%

Ben Carson REP 10,918 0.96%

No Preference REP 6,024 0.53%

How Ashe County voted:

Donald J. Trump REP 1,993 44.72%

Ted Cruz REP 1,588 35.63%

John R. Kasich REP 443 9.94%

Marco Rubio REP 285 6.39%

Ben Carson REP 50 1.12%

United States President – Democrat

Statewide:

Hillary Clinton DEM 616,758 54.59%

Bernie Sanders DEM 460,434 40.75%

No Preference DEM 37,200 3.29%

How Ashe Couny voted:

Hillary Clinton DEM 1,219 46.42%

Bernie Sanders DEM 1,205 45.89%

No Preference DEM 154 5.86%

United States Senate – Republican

Statewide:

Richard Burr REP 622,050 61.41%

Greg Brannon REP 255,027 25.17%

Paul Wright REP 85,941 8.48%

Larry Holmquist REP 50,009 4.94%

How Ashe County Voted:

Richard Burr REP 2,934 72.75%

Greg Brannon REP 745 18.47%

Paul Wright REP 229 5.68%

Larry Holmquist REP 125 3.10%

United States Senate – Democrat

Statewide:

Deborah K. Ross DEM 607,900 62.37%

Chris Rey DEM 160,701 16.49%

Kevin D. Griffin DEM 114,247 11.72%

Ernest T. Reeves DEM 91,757 9.41%

How Ashe County voted:

Deborah K. Ross DEM 1,334 62.95%

Ernest T. Reeves DEM 327 15.43%

Kevin D. Griffin DEM 259 12.22%

Chris Rey DEM 199 9.39%

NC House District 93- Republican

Districtwide:

Jonathan C. Jordan REP 7,365 73.95%

Lew Hendricks REP 2,594 26.05%

How Ashe County voted:

Jonathan C. Jordan REP 2,956 74.80%

Lew Hendricks REP 996 25.20%

NC House District 93 – Democratic

Sue Counts DEM 7,060 72.82%

Ronnie Marsh DEM 2,635 27.18%

How Ashe County voted:

Sue Counts DEM 1,683 71.86%

Ronnie Marsh DEM 659 28.14%

NC State Senate District 45- Republican

Districtwide:

Deanna Ballard REP 13,426 52.96%

Ken Boham REP 11,923 47.04%

How Ashe County voted:

Deanna Ballard REP 2,332 65.27%

Ken Boham REP 1,241 34.73%

Connect NC Public Improvement Bond referendum – Statewide

For 1,402,138 65.55%

Against 736,817 34.45%

Note that these are unofficial results. Votes won’t become official until they’re certified at the county’s canvass next week.

Reach Adam Orr at 336-489-3058 or Twitter.com/AdamROrr.

(Jesse Campbell|Jefferson Post) West Jefferson voters cast their ballots in North Carolina’s primary election on March 15, 2016.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_PrimaryElection.jpg(Jesse Campbell|Jefferson Post) West Jefferson voters cast their ballots in North Carolina’s primary election on March 15, 2016.
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