Levy County voters pick contrary to state voters

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By Jeff M. Hardison

BRONSON - Levy County's voters did not go exactly like the rest of Florida's constituents, but the votes were similar overall.

With 100 percent of the votes counted in Levy County by 9 p.m. on Jan. 29, Hillary Clinton took 40.64 percent (2,235) of the Democrats' votes and John McCain garnered 31.44 percent (1,102) of the Republicans' votes, according to Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell.

From a state perspective of Democrat voters, Clinton won with 49.7 percent of the vote. McCain won with 36 percent of the Republican Floridians' votes. This is according to Florida Division of Election records as of 8 a.m. on Jan. 30.

In regard to the amendment to change property taxes, 58.13 percent (5,675) of the people voted "Yes" and 41.87 percent (4,087) of the people voted "No" in Levy County.

From a state perspective, the amendment passed with a vote of 64.1 percent "Yes" and 35. 9 percent "No." To adopt this new amendment, the vote had to be at least 60 percent "Yes."

It was an extraordinary turnout in Levy County. Of the 24,098 registered voters here, 9,965 voters participated. That is 41.34 percent.

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