Angelina County: more than 6,000 cast straight-Republican tickets
AS REPORTED IN THE LUFKIN DAILY NEWS:
More than 6,000 of the nearly 20,000 Angelina County residents who cast ballots in Tuesday’s general election voted straight Republican.
Of the 19,533 ballots cast during early voting and on Tuesday, 6,248 were straight-ballot Republican, 3,341 were straight-ballot Democrat, 54 were straight-ballot Libertarian and 22 were straight-ballot Green Party.
The 19,533 ballots represent 41 percent of the county’s 47,643 registered voters. Thelma “Midget” Sherman, Angelina County’s elections administrator, said the turnout was fairly high for a midterm election. (Twenty-two percent of Angelina’s registered voters cast ballots in the last midterm election.)
The percentage of straight-Republican ballots was in line with a national trend. Angelina County voted overwhelmingly in favor of reelecting Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples — all Republicans — while selecting rookie candidate James White of Woodville over longtime state Rep. Jim McReynolds of Lufkin.
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