Marengo County supports Biden as Democrat nominee; Martin wins commission race

Published 9:20 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Marengo County voters made their way to the polls Tuesday to vote in the Democrat and Republican primaries as well as to vote on a statewide amendment that would create a new commission on education.

In one of the few local races, incumbent Calvin Martin led Emanual Gary, 70 to 30 percent, in the Democrat primary for the District 4 seat on the Marengo County Commission

In the Democrat presidential primary, local voters chose former Vice President Joe Biden as the would-be nominee to face Republican Donald Trump in November’s general election. Biden finished in Marengo County with 62 percent while Michael Bloomberg finished second with almost 29 percent.

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Those voting the Republican ballot choose between a number of candidates to face off against incumbent U.S. Senator Doug Jones. Former Senator Jeff Session finished at the top in the county with 37.5 percent of the vote with Tommy Tuberville placing second with 33 percent.

Marengo County voted against Amendment 1 by 84 percent of the vote. The Amendment would allow the governor to appoint members to the new Alabama Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education. The appointees would be approved by the Senate.

All Marengo County results are uncertified.