How Sumter voted in runoff

Published 1:32 pm Saturday, July 28, 2018

AMERICUS — Less than 12 percent of Sumter County voters cast their ballots in the State Primary Runoff this past Tuesday. Here is the unofficial tally, according to Robert Brady, Sumter County Elections Superintendent.
For the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Sumter cast 44.43 percent for Casey Cagle, and 55.57 percent for Brian Kemp. Kemp ultimately won the GOP nomination statewide. Kemp faces Democrat Stacey Abrams in November.
For the Republican lieutenant governor, Sumter Countians voted 53.39 percent for David Shafer and 46.61 percent for Geoff Duncan. Duncan took the state and faces Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico in November.
For the Republican nomination for Secretary of State, Sumter chose Brad Raffensperger with 56.73 percent over 43.27 percent for David Belle Isle. Raffensperger faces Democrat John Barrow in November.
In the race for the State School Superintendent Democratic nomination, Sumter chose Otha Thornton (74.57 percent over Sid Chapman (25.43 percent). Thornton now faces incumbent Republican Richard Woods in the November General Election.