The Lincoln County Clerk’s Office has released the unofficial 2020 election results.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, voting looked different this year, with several options including absentee/mail-in voting, early voting, election day voting, and provisional voting.
Lincoln County Clerk Sonny Spoonamore said election results won’t be official until Nov. 9, to allow for any postmarked ballots to be counted.
Dalton Miller to complete Stanford mayor’s term
After the unexpected death of Stanford Mayor Scottie Ernst, voters had to choose a new leader for the city in November.
The people of Stanford chose Dalton Miller.
Miller, a current Stanford City Council member, will complete the late mayor’s term, which ends in 2022.
According to Tuesday night’s unofficial results, Miller received a total of 1,043 votes. Peggy Hester, also a current member of the city council, received a total of 472 votes. Jamie Leigh collected 67 votes.
Miller was at the Lincoln County Clerk’s office when the election results were announced.
“I feel good,” Miller said. “My goals haven’t changed; I want to continue on the path taken by Mayor Ernst and I want to see his goals through to the end. »
That’s why he ran for mayor, he said.
“I want to thank everyone who came out and voted,” Miller said. “I had citywide support everywhere I went and that means a lot because I’m young at Stanford and getting into politics. I was greeted at every door I knocked on, everyone I spoke to was willing to help support me. I just want to thank everyone because it’s an incredible feeling to know that I’m going to be able to continue the legacy of Scottie (Ernst) until the end of his term.
Non-partisan urban races
Stanford City Council
There were seven candidates vying for six Stanford City Council seats this year. Unofficial results released on Tuesday showed a close race for the last council seat, with incumbent Naren James ahead.
Former Mayor Bill Miracle won a council seat after receiving the most votes with 890 in total.
Incumbent Sara Givens received the second most votes with 864 in total. Incumbent Ronnie Deatherage also retained his seat with a total of 862 votes.
Former mayor Eddie Carter reclaimed a city council seat with 823 votes.
Paul Joe Tackett will be a new face on the board after garnering a total of 800 votes.
The last open seat on the council, which is subject to change until November 9. Tuesday’s unofficial results showed Naren James ahead of Jason Hignite by three votes.
Municipal Crab Orchard Commission
Only two candidates filed nominations for the Crab Orchard City commission. More than 300 written votes were received to determine who will fill the two remaining seats on the city commission.
Jerry L. Shelton, a former city commissioner, received a total of 126 votes. Ricky Spoonamore received a total of 104 votes.
Written candidates included Bill Dyehouse, Kenny Manuel and Mike Eldridge.
Manuel received 103 votes. Dyehouse received 101 votes and Eldridge received 91 votes.
Houstonville City Council
The six candidates who have submitted their candidacy for the seats of the city council of Hustonville will be sworn in in January.
Former City Council member Alan Sims received the most votes with 91 in total. Incumbent Jimmy Lane came second with 88 votes.
Jimmy R. Evans received a total of 82 votes and Richard W. Cooper received 80 votes.
Donna Hendricks received 74 votes and Timothy P. Smith received a total of 70 votes.
Lincoln County School Board
There were three Board of Education races on the ballot in November.
Gloria Sneed ran unopposed in the race for the 4th Educational District seat. She received a total of 1,011, according to Tuesday’s unofficial results.
In the race for the 5th School District, Etta Meek defeated Joe Bratcher with a total of 770 votes to 571.
Bruce Smith, who is currently serving Theresa Long’s term after her resignation, won the 3rd seat in the Education District with a total of 1,401 votes. His opponent, William Stafford obtained 829 votes.
• Incumbent Republican United States Senator Mitch McConnell won re-election across the state, as well as in Lincoln County. According to Tuesday’s results, McConnell received a total of 7,814 votes in Lincoln County.
His Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, garnered 2,515 votes in Lincoln and Libertarian Brad Barron got 552 votes.
• Republican Rick Girdler ran unopposed to retain his 15th senatorial district seat. He received 8,964 votes in Lincoln County on Tuesday night.
• Republican David Meade also ran unopposed to retain his seat in the 80th Representative District. Meade received a total of 9,220 votes in Lincoln County on Tuesday night.
• In the race for the 28th Judicial Circuit, 1st Division, Teresa Whitaker led Walter F. McGuire with 6,278 to 2,212 in Lincoln County. The 28th Judicial Circuit also includes Lincoln, Rockcastle, and Pulaski counties.
• Harold “Hal” Rogers, who served as US Representative from the 5th Congressional District for 20 terms, beat his opponent
Republican Donald J. Trump easily won Lincoln County with a total of 8,484 votes. Democrat Joseph R. Biden got 2,247 votes and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen got 129 votes.
Independent Kanye West received 23 votes in Lincoln County and Independent Brock Pierce received 18.
•A total of 5,636 people in Lincoln County voted “yes” for the constitutional amendment called the Rights of Victims of Crime or Marsy’s Law. A total of 4,033 people voted “no”.
• Lincoln County voters did not support a second constitutional amendment that would increase the tenure of Commonwealth prosecutors from six to eight years and the tenure of district court judges from four to eight years. The amendment also proposes to require district court judges to be licensed attorneys for at least eight years.
A total of 6,662 people in Lincoln County voted “no” Tuesday night. A total of 3,064 voters supported the amendment.
Stanford ends prohibition
Stanford voters ended the ban on Tuesday night after a total of 1,006 people voted “yes” to the question “Are you in favor of selling alcoholic beverages in the city of Stanford, Kentucky? “
A total of 624 people voted “no” on Tuesday evening.