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Cherokee County unofficial vote totals

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Supervisors now canvass votes to rule them official

An early crunch of absentee voters in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 8 General Election led County Auditors across the State to anticipate record voter turnouts.

However, for Cherokee County that wasn't the case, as voter numbers, although really high compared to some years, finished about the same as the 2004 General Elections. Unofficial vote totals for the elections are:

In the District 1 race for Cherokee County Supervisor, Democrat Incumbent Dean Schmidt beat Independent Mick Bakker 3,215, to 2,118. Aurelia Precinct - Schmidt 451, Bakker 280; Cleghorn Precinct - Schmdt 799, Bakker 291; Quimby Precinct - Schmidt 400, Bakker 253; Cherokee Precinct - Schmidt 348, Bakker 270; Cherokee Ward 1 - Schmidt 438, Bakker 402; Cherokee Ward 2 - Schmidt 368, Bakker 275; Cherokee Ward 3 - Schmidt 411, Bakker 347; Absentee - Schmidt 1,145, Bakker 677.

In the District 2 race for Supervisor, Democrat Larry Prunty beat Republican Darrell Downs 3,045 to 2,968. Aurelia Precinct - Downs 454, Prunty 385; Cleghorn Precinct - Downs 687, Prunty 588; Quimby Precinct Downs 400, Prunty 344; Cherokee Precinct - Prunty 363, Downs 332; Cherokee Ward 1 - Downs 467, Prunty 461; Cherokee Ward 2 - Prunty 420, Downs 272; Cherokee Ward 3 - Prunty 4484, Downs 356; Absentee Prunty 1,094, Downs 984.

In the District 5 race for Supervisor, Democrat Incumbent Terry Graybill beat Republican C. Gary Bowers 3,110 to 2,920. Aurelia Precinct - Bowers 441, Fraybill 426; Cleghorn Precinct - Bowers 640, Graybill 557; Quimby Precinct - Graybill 384, Bowers 349; Cherokee Precinct Bowers 356, Graybill 355; Cherokee Ward 1 - Graybill 521, Bowers 431; Cherokee Ward 2 - Graybill 402, Bowers 297; Cherokee Ward 3 - Graybill 465, Bowers 406; Absentee - Graybill 1,094, Bowers 989.

In Cherokee County in the race for State Representative in District 53, Republican Incumbent Dan Huseman beat Democrat challenger Lori Sokolowski 3,563 to 2,701. Aurelia Precinct - Huseman 653, Sokolowski 274; Cleghorn Precinct - Huseman 718, Sokolowski 558; Quimby Precinct - Huseman 444, Sokolowski 342; Cherokee Precinct - Huseman 472, Sokolowski 252; Cherokee Ward 1 - Huseman 508, Sokolowski 451; Cherokee Ward 2 - Sokolowski 370, Huseman 337; Cherokee Ward 3 - Sokolowski 454, Huseman 431; Absentee - Huseman 1,138, Sokolowski 1,029.

In Cherokee County in the race for U.S. Representative District 5, Republican Incumbent Steve King beat Democrat challenger Rob Hubler 3,744 to 2,292. Aurelia Precinct - King 577, Hubler 318; Cleghorn Precinct - King 818, Hubler 420; Quimby Precinct King 485, Hubler 264; Cherokee Precinct - King 455, Hubler 242; Cherokee Ward 1 - King 537, Hubler 392; Cherokee Ward 2 - King 369, Hubler 306; Cherokee Ward 3 - King 503, Hubler 350; Absentee - King 1,185, Hubler 884.

In Cherokee County in the race for President, although Barack Obama was the run-away winner, John McCain beat Obama 3,365 to 2,883. Aurelia Precinct - McCain 502, Obama 424; Cleghorn Precinct - McCain 799, Obama 482; Quimby Precinct - McCain 452, Obama 325; Cherokee Precinct - McCain 417, Obama 312; Cherokee Ward 1 - Obama 477, McCain 476; Cherokee Ward 2 - Obama 401, McCain 300; Cherokee Ward 3 - Obama 462, McCain 419; Absentee - Obama 1,107, McCain 1,052.

In the only other federal race in the county, for U.S. Senator from Iowa, Democrat Incumbent Tom Harkin soundly defeated Republican challenger Chris Reed.

Uncontested Cherokee County races showed Cherokee County Auditor Kris Glienke receiving 5,021 votes, County Treasurer Hedgie Brandt receivng 5,070 votes, and County Sheriff Dave Scott receiving 5,056. All three are Republicans.

There also was a smattering of write-in votes throughout the ballot.

"The voter turnout was similar to 2004," noted Auditor Kris Glienke, also the Cherokee County Commissioner of Elections.

"Based on the early (absentee) voting, we thought this election would be huge. The early voting was way up and then it slowly died off as the night went on. Still, a lot of voters went to the polls this year and that's the way it should be."



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