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Cast your ballot, here

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By Annie Dockery
Managing Editor

On Tuesday, Belton Nazarene Church, Christ the King Catholic Church and the Belton Senior Center opened their doors to those wanting to cast their ballots, if they had not already done so in early voting.
On Wednesday morning, bellcountytx.com reported that all 48 precincts had reported their totals. Voter turnout was 23.60 percent with 40,684 ballots cast.
The unofficial results reported on bellcountytx.org were 30,817 ballots cast by the Republican Party and 9,867 ballots cast by the Democratic Party.
President (R)
Ted Cruz              13,994     44.47%
Donald J. Trump     8,110     25.77%
Marco Rubio     4,844     15.39%

United States Representative, Dist 25
Roger Williams     685      100.00%

United States Representative, Dist 31
John Carter         20,872     73.76%
Mike Sweeney         7,424     26.24%

Railroad Commissioner

Lance N. Christian     3,464     14.75%
Ron Hale          4,256     18.12%

Gary Gates                   6,502     27.68%

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3
Michael Massengale 10,866 43.93%
Debra Lehrmann    13,871     56.07%
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5
Paul Green     13,04056.23%
Rick Green     10,152     43.77%

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9
Joe Pool         10,120     41.60%
Eva Guzman     14,207     58.40%

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 2
Chris Oldner     6,812     30.02%
Ray Wheless     7,142     31.47%
Mary Lou Keel     8,738     38.51%

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 5

Steve Smith     4,769     20.47%
Scott Walker     10,946     46.99%
Brent Webster     4,054     17.40%

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 6
Michael E. Keasler 12,613              57.83%
Richard Davis      9,196     42.17%

Member, State BOE District 10
Tom Maynard         20,692     100.00%

State Senator, District 24
Dawn Buckingham     8,626     30.77%
Brent Mayes
4,621     16.49%
Jon Cobb         8,118     28.96%

State Representative, District 54
Austin Ruiz         4,263     39.55%
Larry S. Smith         1,925     17.86%
Scott Cosper         4,592     42.60%

State Representative, District 55
Molly White    9,471     49.69%
Hugh D. Shine         9,589     50.31%

Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals Dist. Pl 2

Cindy Olson Bourland     21,079     100.00%

3rd Court of Appeals District, Place 4
Melissa Goodwin     20,916     100.00%

District Judge, 27th Judicial District
John Gauntt             21,448     100.00%

District Judge, 146th Judicial District
Jack Jones         21,781     100.00%

District Judge, 426th Judicial District
Jeff Parker         11,875     45.56%
Fancy H. Jezek         14,189     54.44%

District Attorney
Henry Garza         21,655     100.00%

County Attorney
Jim Nichols         21,248     100.00%

Sheriff
Fred Churchill         10,121     35.36%
Frank Hernandez     2,721     9.51%
Eddy Lange         15,784     55.14%

County Tax Assessor-Collector
Wanita Reeder         9,441     37.37%
Shay Luedeke         15,821     62.63%

County Commissioner, Precinct No. 1
Michael D. Moon     1,318     17.70%
Richard Cortese         2,877     38.63%
Russell T. Schneider     2,625     35.25%

County Commissioner, Precinct No. 3
Bill Schumann         5,304     54.82%
Harry B. Macey, III     4,371     45.18%

Justice of the Peace, Pct 3, Place 1
David R. Barfield     6,591     100.00%

Justice of the Peace, Pct 4, Place 1
Garland K. Potvin     7,742   100.00%

Constable, Precinct No. 1
Linnie D. McCall     5,346   100.00%

Constable, Precinct No. 2
Roger Laird         1,120     40.62%
Rolly Correa         1,637     59.38%

Constable, Precinct No. 3
Thomas Prado         6,398   100.00%

Constable, Precinct No. 4
Edd Melton III         7,543   100.00%

County Chairman
Nancy Boston         21,138  100.00%

President (D)
Bernie Sanders         3,079     29.03%
Martin J. O’Malley     42     0.40%
Hillary Clinton         7,416     69.93%

United States Representative, Dist 25
Kathi Thomas         884     100.00%

United States Representative, Dist 31
Mike Clark         6,817 100.00%

Railroad Commissioner
Lon Burnam         1,618     18.79%
Cody Garrett         3,959     45.97%
Grady Yarbrough     3,036     35.25%

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3
Mike Westergren     7,678     100.00%

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5
Dori Contreras Garza     8,110     100.00%

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9
Savannah Robinson     7,913     100.00%

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 2
Lawrence ‘Larry’ Meyers 7,623     100.00%

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 5
Betsy Johnson         8,043     100.00%

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 6
Robert Burns         7,510     100.00%

Member, State BOE District 10
Judy Jennings         7,882     100.00%

State Senator, District 24
Virginia Leeder     7,735     100.00%

State Representative, District 54
Lan Carter         1,412     28.14%
Sandra Blankenship     3,605     71.86%

Justice of the Peace, Pct 4, Place 1
Claudia Brown         5,211     100.00%

Constable, Precinct No. 4
Victor Perry Hall II     4,826     100.00%

County Chairman
Christine Kelley Rosenberg  7,892 100.00%

Proposition 1 – Texas should replace the property tax  system with an alternative other than an income tax and require voter approval to increase the overall tax burden.
Yes             19,511     68.39%
No             9,018     31.61%

Proposition 2 – Texas cities and counties should be required to comply with federal immigration laws or be penalized by loss of state funds.
Yes             16,972     58.30%
No             12,141     41.70%

Proposition 3 – Texas should prohibit governmental entities from collecting dues for labor unions through deductions from public employee paychecks.
Yes             24,553     85.26%
No             4,245     14.74%

Proposition 4 – Texas and its citizens should strongly assert 10th Amendment Rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution which states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Yes             27,667     96.15%
No             1,109     3.85%

Referenda Item #1 Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress pass an economic security and prosperity plan for families that includes higher incomes by raising the state minimum wage to a livable wage, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure equal pay for equal work, guaranteeing paid family leave to care for a child or ill loved one, fully funding public neighborhood schools, and making a debt-free community college education a reality for hardworking students.
For             8,986     94.80%
Against         493     5.20%

Referenda Item #2 – Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress pass criminal justice reform legislation that ensures equal justice throughout our society without respect to race, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or other factors unrelated to behavior, ensuring as well common sense policies to protect the rights of law enforcement officers, the community, and defendants in the criminal justice system?
For             8,996     94.92%
Against         481     5.08%

Referenda Item #3 – Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress encourage the transition to renewable, non-polluting energy as a means to slow down climate change and its impact on the planet?
For             8,854     93.56%
Against         609     6.44%

Referenda Item #4 – Should the United Sates Congress pass the new Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect a American voters?
For             8,503     92.13%
Against         726     7.87%

Referenda Item #5 – Should the Texas Legislature allow each public institute of higher education to opt out of the ablility to guns on campus?
For             7,669     80.10%
Against         1,905     19.90%

Referenda Item #6 – Should the United States Congress pass a just and fair comprehensive immigration reform solution that includes an earned path to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants and their children, keeps families together, protects DREAMers, and provides workforce solutions for businesses?

For             8,483     89.69%
Against                975    10.31%

For more information visit http://www.bellcountytx.com/departments/elections/.