By David Knox
President Donald J. Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden were the leading vote-getters in Tennessee and in Moore County in March 3’s presidential primaries as part of Super Tuesday.
State-wide, Trump garnered 96.5 percent of the Republican primary vote. He did even better in Moore County, taking 98.9 percent, 653 of the 660 votes cast. Joe Walsh picked up 4 votes and Bill Weld got 2. There was one write-in vote.
In the Democratic primary, state-wide voting saw Biden pick up 41.7 percent of the vote. He also did better in Moore County. Biden collected 46 percent of the local vote, 138 votes of the 300 cast. Unlike the state, where Bernie Sanders picked up 25 percent of the vote, Michael Bloomberg was the second choice for Moore Countians, picking up 60 votes (20 percent) to Sanders’ 51 votes (17 percent). Bloomberg has since dropped out of the race.
Elizabeth Warren gathered 24 votes and Pete Buttigieg got 12, the only other candidates in double figures.
Fourteen at-large and three District 4 delegates to the Republican convention were elected. The 14 were Chad Blackburn, Steve Allbrooks, Mae Beavers, Jack Johnson, Shannon Haynes, Amy Jones, William Lamberth, Beth Scott Clayton, Julia Atchley-Pace, Linda D. Buckles, Douglas M. Englen, Jane Chedester, Lei Ann Gleaves and Peggy Larkin.
The three District 4 delegates were Shane Reeves, Lynne Davis and Adam Coggin.
The Republican national convention is Aug. 24-27 in Charlotte. The Democrats hold their convention in Milwaukee July 13-16.