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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 8, 2016

Official election results in for Jefferson County

By NICOLE HESTER-WILLIAMS Ledger staff writer | Nov 15, 2016

It’s been a week since the General Election, and now the official results for Jefferson County are in.

Jefferson County election clerk Abbie DeKleine said the official results changed only slightly from the unofficial report generated earlier this month.

In Jefferson County, Donald Trump won over Hillary Rodham Clinton by a little less than half of a percentage point. Trump earned 45.95, while Clinton garnered 45.49 percent of the vote in Jefferson County. Statewide, Trump earned 51.2 percent of the overall vote, while Clinton stayed behind at 41.7 percent.

In the race for U.S. Senate, Rep. Charles Grassley (R) dominated over Democratic challenger Patty Judge in the county and overall. In Jefferson County, Grassley earned 51.59 percent of the vote, while Judge trailed behind at 43.43 percent. Grassley retained his seat earning 60.1 percent of the vote across the state.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Dave Loebsack (D) earned the lion’s share of the vote at 58.74 percent in Jefferson County and held on to his seat in Washington. Christopher Peters earned 41.03 percent of the vote in Jefferson County.

Loebsack retained his seat earning 53.7 percent of the national vote.

In the State Senator race in District 42, Danny Graber (R) won 65.72 percent of the vote in Jefferson County to Democratic incumbent Rich Taylor, who earned 34.17 percent of the vote in the county.

However, Taylor eked out a win, earning 50.2 percent of the statewide vote.

In the State Representative race in District 84, incumbent David E. Heaton (R) made a big win in Jefferson County, earning 74.49 percent of the vote over Carrie L Duncan (D), who won only 25.40 percent of the vote in the county.

Heaton retained his seat, beating Duncan with 69.5 percent of the vote statewide.

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