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Bennet, Cawthorn to face runoff vote
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 11:54

From Staff Reports

The results in the U.S. House 11th District race for the Republican nomination was the most noteworthy result in Western North Carolina of the March 3 primary election. 

The race for the seat, which is being vacated by Mark Meadows, resulting in a June 25 runoff election between the top Republican vote-getter, Lynda Bennett, with 20,510 votes, or 22.9 percent of the votes, just nipping Madison Cawthorn, who claimed 18,418 votes, or 20.4 percent of the votes.

In the Democrats’ race for the 11th District nomination, Moe Davis snared 52,665 votes, or 47.35 percent, to advance.

For the Liberatirans, winning the nomination was Tracey DeBruhl: (unopposed).

Meanwhile, the six top vote-getters for three Asheville City Council seats, advancing to the general election on Nov. 3, include the following:

• Sage Turner: 12,466 votes, 15.85 percent 

• Keith Young: 11,285 votes, 14.34 percent

• Kim Roney: 10,431 votes, 13.26 percent

• Rich Lee: 10,255 votes, 13.0 percent

• Nicole Townsend: 9,574 votes, 12.17 percent

• Sandra Kilgore: 8,985 votes, 11.42 percent

In the races for the two seats open on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, the winners —both uncontested Democrats — were:

• District 1 — Terri Wells: 12,542 votes , 66.78 percent.

• District 3 — Parker Sloan: 9,662 votes, 54.01 percent.

For national and North Carlina statewide offices, listed below are the Buncombe County vote count, and statewide percent of vote:

U.S. president

• Democratic: Joe Biden: 15,433 votes, 42.99 percent. 

• Republican: Donald Trump: 17,790 votes, 93.52 percent.

 

North Carolina governor

• Democratic: Roy Cooper: 53,512 votes, 87.2 percent

• Republican: Dan Forest: 15,798 votes, 88.97 percent.

Libertarian: Steven DiFiore: (unopposed)

 

U.S. Senate

• Democratic: Cal Cunningham: 33,127 votes, 57.0 percent

• Republican: Thom Tillis: 14,520 votes, 78.1 percent.

Libertarian: Shannon Bray: (unopposed)

 

Lieutenant governor

•Democratic: (runoff candidate winners)  Yvonne Holley: 9,287 votes, 26.57 percent; and Terry Van Duyn: 35,752 votes, 20.44 percent.

• Republican: Mark Robinson: 5,785 votes, 32.5 percent.

NOTE: After weighing whether to seek a runoff in the Democratic lieutenant governor’s race, Van Duyn decided to let the result stand, with Holley as the winner.

 

Attorney general

• Democratic: Josh Stein: (Unopposed)

• Republican: Jim O’Neill: 9,199 votes, 46.56 percent.

 

Agriculture commissioner

• Democratic: Jenna Wadsworth: 38,668 votes, 53.83 percent.

• Republican:  Steve Troxler: (unopposed)

 

Secretary of State

• Democratic: Elaine Marshall: (unopposed)

• Republican: E.C. Sykes: 4,572 votes, 42.89 percent.

 



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