President Donald Trump decidedly won Oconee County.
Results of the state and national election were too close to call as of The Oconee Enterprise’s press time.
Trump held steady in Oconee compared to 2016. This year, he won the county with 65.95 percent of the vote. Four years ago, Trump earned 67.4 percentof the county’s vote.
Voter turnout in the 2020 Nov. 3 General Election was 84.43. Advanced voting, including absentees, was a record 71 percent, which was the highest in Georgia.
Oconee’s total voter turnout in 2016 was 85 percent. It was 80 percent in 2012, 84 percent in 2008 and 87 percent in 2004.
U.S. Rep. Jody Hice won re-election. David Perdue defeated Jon Ossoff for U.S. Senate.
The other U.S. Senate race will be a runoff between Republican Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock.
In Oconee County, Loeffler earned 39.81 percent of the vote compared to Doug Collins’ 24.75 percent and Warnock’s 21.87 percent.
The runoff election will be Jan. 5, 2021, whereas the runoff election for the local district attorney race is Dec. 1.
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