59% participated in election Nov. 3

Published 5:35 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Some 59 percent of Escambia County, Ala. voters turned out for the 2020 General Election on Nov. 3.

Escambia County Chief Clerk Natalie Rodgers said Nov. 4 that 15,907 total votes were cast, not including the provisional ballots. The provisional ballots will be counted next week.

Rodgers said exactly 58.52 percent of registered voters turned out for the election.

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Seven-thousand-seven-hundred-and-forty voters selected the Republican straight party ticket. More than 3,990 selected the Democratic ticket.

Some four days later, the Associated Press and other media outlets projected that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the presidential election, outpacing incumbents President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence 279-214.

Trump is slated to challenge the results.

According to reports, some 67 percent of voters turned out for the General Election.

A breakdown by contested race follows:

President and Vice President

Joseph Biden/Kamala Harris – 4,894

Donald Trump/Mike Pence – 10,844

Jo Jorgensen – 94

United States Senator

Doug Jones (I) – 5,392

Tommy Tuberville – 10,401

United States Representative District 1

James Averhart – 4,976

Jerry Carl – 10,674

President Public Service Commission

Laura Casey – 5,003

Twinkle Cavanaugh – 10,452

Board of Education

Tom Holmes – 4,894

Jackie Zeigler – 10,524

Additionally, county voters voted yes on statewide amendments 1-6, along with the local amendment.