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Trump, Biden top LC polls, voter turnout low

Lawrence County voters went to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots in the presidential and congressional primaries.
Voter turnout was low, with only 3,185 of the county’s 8,737 registered voters, or 36.45 % casting their ballots.
In the Republican primary, President Donald Trump won by a landslide in the county, drawing 1,777 votes. Other candidates included Bill Weld, five votes and Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, 10 votes.
In the Democratic primary, many of the names on the ballot yesterday had already dropped out of the race following disappointing showings in last week’s Super Tuesday primaries. Joseph “Joe” R. Biden received the most votes with 1,140 followed by Bernie Sanders with 161 votes and Tulsi Gabbard, with four votes.
For U.S. Senate, Lawrence County native Cindy Hyde-Smith was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Mike Espy won the Democratic nomination, statewide, receiving 1,311 votes in Lawrence County, to 26 votes for Tobey Bernard Bartee and 21 votes for Jensen Bohren.
For U.S. House of Representatives, Third Congressional District, U.S. Congressman Michael Guest easily dispatched challenger James Tulp by a vote of 1,595 to 162 in the Lawrence CountyhRepublican primary.
Dorthy “Dot” Benford secured the Democratic nomination for the Third District seat by a vote of 696 to 463 against Katelyn Lee.
Voters will go the polls again November 3 in the general election to elect the United States President, and members of Congress. There will also be some election commissioner races on the ballot.