Trump, Biden take Alabama primaries, plus other statewide results from Tuesday’s election

Published 6:45 am Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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With 793,275 ballots cast statewide on Tuesday, March 5 during the primary election, Alabama voters made their voices heard across the state in many different statewide elections, including who was their choice to represent the Republican and Democratic parties in the race for president.

Current president Joe Biden took the Democratic nomination in the state, gaining 40 of 50 delegates, while Donald Trump took the Republican nomination, gaining 41 delegates.

Statewide, Biden received 165,567 of the 184,973 votes cast in the Democratic primary for a percentage of 89.51, while Trump earned 83.30 percent of the vote in the Republican primary with 486,883 votes received out of 584,524 ballots cast.

Both also received the majority vote across Shelby County with Trump receiving 24,414 of the 30,983 votes cast in the Republican primary, giving him 78.80 percent of the vote.

Biden received 88.99 percent of the vote with 4,156 of the 4,670 votes cast in the Democratic primary.

Both are set to be the representative for their respective parties for the General Election in November, setting the stage for a rematch of the 2020 election.

There were several other statewide elections held Tuesday that impact Shelby County residents as well, including Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Place 2, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 2, and President of the Public Service Commission.

The only one that will continue on to the General election with representatives from both parties is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court seat.

In the Tuesday primary, Sarah Stewart defeated Bryan Taylor for the Republican nomination with 61.57 percent of the statewide vote or 334,129 of the 542,651 votes submitted. Stewart also earned 57.36 percent of the vote among Shelby County voters with 16,265 of 28,356 voting in her favor.

She will now square off against Democratic candidate Greg Griffin in the General Election, who ran unopposed in the primary.

Chad Hanson, incumbent, defeated Stephen Davis Parker for the Court of Civil Appeals Place 2 seat after garnering 264,085 of the 468,536 (56.36 percent) votes cast statewide and 14,0656 of the 24,414 votes cast in the county.

Despite winning the Shelby County vote with 55.46 percent of the vote for Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2, Thomas Govan fell to Rich Anderson.

Anderson received 259,143 of the 468,958 votes cast across the state, while Govan received 209,815 (44 percent). Govan did edge Anderson by 2,700 votes in Shelby County.

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh will now serve another term as President of the Public Service Commission. The incumbent received 61.14 percent of the statewide vote with 329,530 of the 538,950 votes cast, while she earned 57.67 percent of the vote in Shelby County.

Hanson, Anderson and Cavanaugh will all go unopposed in the General Election, which is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5.