ELECTION RESULTS: Judith Basin County reports high voter turnout; chooses Republican candidates
As of 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, unofficial results are in for Judith Basin County.
Voter turnout was excellent with 86% of registered voters casting a ballot.
On the national level, county voters went strongly for Donald Trump with 867 votes or 72%, compared with 232 votes for Hilary Clinton. In the race for U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Ryan Zinke received 870 votes or 71%, compared with 321 votes for Denise Juneau.
Greg Gianforte received the most votes 717 (58%) in the race for governor while Steve Bullock earned 481 votes.
Other results included: Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton 869 votes ot 318 for Monica Lindeen; Tim Fox gets 1002 (84%) of votes for attorney general; Matt Rosendale earns 791 votes (68%) in race for State Auditor; Elsie Arntzen receives 793 votes (67%) in race for Supt of Public Instruction.
Unofficial results show Dirk Sandefur wins narrowly 582 votes to 538 over Kristen Juras in the race for Supreme Court Justice #3.
In the race for SD 15, Republican Ryan Osmudson won big over Democrat Sean McConnaha 871 to 317. Osmundson earned 73% of the votes. Judith Basin voters also supported Republican Wylie Galt 881 votes 74%) over Democrat Linda Johnson (300 votes).
For the ballot initiatives, Judith Basin County voters went for CI-116 with 56% to 43%; No on I-177, which is the trapping initiative, by a margin of 83% to 16%; No on 1-181 the brain research initiative 61% to 38%; and No on I-182 the marijuana initiative 59% to 40%.
Look for complete results in Saturday's News-Argus.