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Presidential primary turnout light in Liberty, Long
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Turnout was light in Liberty County for the presidential preference primary.

Fewer than 8% of registered voters took part, with 3,419 out of 43,862 casting ballots. Most of the voting was done in advance of Tuesday’s polls opening, with more than 2,000 voting by absentee or by early voting. There were 1,260 ballots cast at the precincts.

Donald Trump got 86% of the 1,449 votes cast in the Republican primary, or 1,246. Only Nikki Haley, at 176, topped double digit vote totals from among the 11 candidates listed. Nearly every candidate aside from Trump on the Republican ballot had ended their campaign before Tuesday’s primary.

There were 1,963 votes cast in the Democrat primary, and incumbent President Joe Biden received 1,878, or 95.7%. Marianne Williamson got 44 votes and U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips received 41.

Turnout in Long County was slightly better, with 8.6% of the county’s 12,345 registered votes casting ballots. The majority of those, 53.7%, were done on Tuesday.

Trump garnered 791 of 850 votes cast in the Republican primary in Long County, or 93.1%. Haley had 47 votes and no other candidate received more than nine. President Biden received 193 of the 210 votes cast in the Democrat primary, or 91.9%.

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