Voters turn out in close race for White House

Staff Writer

The presidential election was too close to call at press time Tuesday, though Republican candidate Donald Trump was ahead by most projections.
Though Mississippi went red for the election, Clay County voters sided with Clinton 5,205 votes to Trump’s 3,554. Clinton carried 58.6 percent of the Clay County vote to Trump’s 40 percent.
Clay County also went against the grain in the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 race, which Trent Kelly handily won by 68 percent statewide, but Kelly received 46 percent of the Clay County vote to opponent Jacob Owens’ 51 percent.
The Supreme Court District 3 Position 1 race also saw James Kitchens take home about 54 percent of the vote statewide. Kitchens received 50 percent of Clay County vote.
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President/Vice President: D. Trump, M. Pence
House of Representatives D-1: T. Kelly
Supreme Court District 3 P-1: J. Kitchens
Supreme Court District 3 P-2: J. Maxwell
Court of Appeals District 3 P-1: J. Wilson
Election Commissioner District 1: L. Ivy
Election Commissioner District 2: T. Bryan
Election Commissioner District 3: H. Caston
Election Commissioner District 4: S. Walker
Election Commissioner District 5: M. Brewer