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Nov062018

Straight Party Voting 65 Percent in Anderson County (Corrected)

Greg Wilson/Anderson Observer

NOTE: Updated to correct error in intial story.

In an election that saw 65 percent straight-party voting in Anderson County, voters approved Sunday alcohol sales and rejected and advisory referendum on a 2-percent hospitality tax for unincorportated areas of the the county on Tuesday.

With a turnout of 64,700 registrered voters, more than 50 percent of the county's 117,163 voters, 72.24 percent voted straight Republican, while 27.12 percent voted straight Democract.

The results of such voting were clear fairlly early, with Republicans easily winning their races. 

The Anderson County Legislative Delegation and Anderson County Council, many of whom ran unopposed, each won reelection by substantial margins, while U.S. House Rep. Jeff Duncan garnered more than 70 percent of the vote to return to Washington.

The advisory question on a two-percent hospitality tax for unincoporatred areas of the county was opposed by 66 percent of the voters, while 58 percent voted to approve a binding referendum to allow alcohol sales on Sunday.

Full Voting Results for Anderson County Here. 

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