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Rachel East, a deputy in the county clerk’s office, passes out copies of vote tabulations to the chairmen of Perry County’s two political parties, Democrat Dale Groves, left, and Republican Tom McCart. Turnout for Tuesday’s primary was relatively strong, considering there were no locally contested races. County voters helped Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump win the state. However, they bucked the statewide trend and gave the most Democratic votes to Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders, her challenger for the nomination, won the state.
County backs Trump, Clinton

By VINCE LUECKE

Editor

 

PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters swung their support to Donald Trump Tuesday, helping the New York presidential candidate win not only the state’s primary but effectively end any doubt about who the party’s nominee will be in November.

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