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Amelia County voters choose Trump for President
       

    Amelia County voters Tuesday (Nov. 8) went for Republican nominee Donald Trump in a big way, following most of the rural areas of the state. However, urban-area voters supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and she kept the state comfortably in the blue zone.

    Statewide, Mrs. Clinton received 1,905,733 votes, or 49.46 percent of the vote, according to the state's Department of Elections preliminary results. Mr. Trump received 1,722,740 votes or 44.71 percent. In Amelia, before the provisional ballots are counted, 7,037 voted out of a total of 9,244 registered voters.

    In Amelia Mr. Trump received 66.65 percent of the local vote, with 4,704 votes, to Mrs. Clinton's 2,150 votes or 30.46 percent.

    In the central precinct where voters voted absentee, Mr. Trump received 511 votes (62.17 percent) to Mrs. Clinton's 287 (34.91 percent).

    District 1 voters cast 740 votes for Mr. Trump (66.43 percent) to Mrs. Clinton's 334 (29.98 percent).

    In District 2 Mr. Trump received 834 votes (65.46 percent) to Mrs. Clinton's 400 (31.40 percent).

    In District 3 Mr. Trump received 892 votes (71.36 percent) to Mrs. Clinton's 330 (26.40 percent).

    In District 4 839 voters chose Mr. Trump (71.10 percent) with Mrs. Clinton receiving 302 (25.59 percent).

    In District 5 Mr. Trump received 888 votes (62.62 percent) compared to Mrs. Clinton's 497 or 35.05 percent.

    Incumbent Republican Congressman David Brat won over Democratic challenger Eileen Bedell  217,172 (57.66 percent) to 158,734 (42.15 percent). Amelia County voters also chose Rep. Brat over Mrs. Bedell 4,802 votes (70.45 percent) to 2,002 (29.37 percent). The district votes were as follows:

    Central District Brat 521 (66.97) to Bedell 257 (33.03 percent).

    District 1 Brat 755 (69.65 percent) to Bedell 328 (30.26 percent).

    District 2 Brat 856 (68.92 percent) to Bedell 384 (30.92 percent).

    District 3 Brat 898 (74.77 percent) to Bedell 301 (25.06 percent).

    District 4 Brat 849 (74.41 percent) to Bedell 290 (25.42 percent).

    District 5 Brat 923 (67.37 percent) to Bedell 442 (32.26 percent).

    On the constitutional amendment Question 1 Virginia voters voted “no” 1.941,678 (53.62 percent) to 1,679,306 (46.38 percent) voting “yes.”

    Amelia voters also voted “no” 3,399 (52.24 percent) to 3,108 (47.76 percent).

    In the districts: Central District 1364 (50.28 percent ) voted “no” to 360 (49.72 percent).

    District 1 578 (55.10 percent) no, 471 (44.90 percent) yes.

    District 2 608 (51.66 percent) no, 569 (48.34 percent ) yes.

    District 3 638 (55.29 percent) no, 516 (44.71 percent) yes.

    District 4 550 (50.88 percent) no, 531 (49.12 percent) yes.

    District 5 was tied with 661 (50 percent) voting for each.

    On Question 2 statewide the vote was overwhelmingly in favor with 2,917,570 (79.59 percent) voting “yes” and 748,284 (20,41 percent) voting “no.” Amelians responded similarly with 5,120 (77.46 percent) voting yes and 1,490 (22.54 percent) voting no.

    In the Central Precinct 581 (78.20 percent) voted yes, 162 (21.80 percent) no.

    District 1 822 (77.40 percent) yes, 162 (21.80 percent) no.

    District 2 916 (76.21 percent) yes, 286 (23.79 percent) no.

    District 3 910 (77.25 percent) yes, 268 (22.75 percent) no.

    District 4 836 (76.07 percent) yes, 263 (23.93 percent) no.

    District 5 1,055 (79.56 percent) yes, 271 (20,44 percent) no.

   All these results are preliminary as the local board of elections has not yet certified them. Final and more complete election results will be published in the Nov. 17 edition of The Monitor. To see the results as reported to the state board of elections goto http://www.elections.virginia.gov/.

 

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