Super Tuesday came to and end on March 3 with President Donald Trump winning the Republican GOP in Arkansas with 237,347 votes and Joseph R. Biden for the U.S. Presidential Democratic with 92,627 votes.
For Polk County, the complete and unofficial results of the Preferential Primary Election resulted in 4,561 ballots being cast of the 11,507 registered votes equaling a voter turnout of 37.64 percent. Of the total ballots cast, 870 (19.07 percent) were for the Democratic Party, 3,323 (72.86 percent) for the Republican Party, 368 (8.07 percent) with the NonPartisan Party and one (.02 percent) blank ballot was cast.
Ballots cast in Polk County for the U.S. Presidential Democratic Party were six (.70 percent) for Michael Bennet, two (.23 percent) for Julian Castro, seven (.82 percent) for Joe Sestak, 16 (1.88 percent) for Tom Steyer, 13 (1.53 percent) for Tulsi Gabbard, four (.47 percent) for John K. Delaney, one (.12 percent) for Cory Booker, one (.12 percent) for Kamala Harris, 270 (31.69 percent) for Joseph R. Biden, one (.12 percent) for Steve Bullock, 74 (8.69 percent) for Elizabeth Warren, 157 (18.43 percent) for Michael R. Bloomberg, two (23 percent) for Mosie Boyd, 40 (4.69 percent) for Pete Buttigieg, 39 (4.58 percent) for Amy Klobuchar, four (.47 percent) for Marianne Williamson, 206 (24.18 percent) for Bernie Sanders and nine (1.06 percent) for Andrew Yang.
Unopposed Democratic Candidates were Williams H. Hanson, Margarett “Margo” Kimp, Gene Hendrix.
With the U.S. President Republican candidates Bill Weld received 39 votes, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente had 13 votes and Donald J. Trump received 3,243 voted from Polk County.
In the race of State Representative District 21 - Marcus Richmond received 257 (58.94 percent) Polk County votes and Jim Reynolds had 179 (41.06 percent) votes. The final tally for District 21 with the two candidates was 1,854 for Richmond (50.81 percent) and 1,795 for Reynolds (49.19 percent).
Unopposed Republican Candidates were Tom Cotton, Bruce Westerman, John Maddox, Levi Ellison, Scott Kiersey, Twana Gilbert, Robert R. Hutcheson, Bradley Garner, Ray Hagler, Eddie Price, Brad Frachiseur and Donald D. Davis.
State Supreme Court Associate Justice Pos 4 candidate Morgan “Chip” Welch had 2,121 (49.86 percent) and Barbara Womack Webb with 2,133 (50.14 percent).
Court of Appeals Associate Judge Dist. 4 Pos 02 candidate Emily White received 2,103 (47.47 percent) votes and Stephanie Potter Barrett had 2,228 (52.53 percent).
In the race for Circuit Judge Dist. 18-West Div. 01 Patrick McDaniel received 2,073 votes (46.03 percent) and Andy Riner had 2,431 (53.97percent)
votes. The total count for Polk and Montgomery County for the race was McDaniel with 2,582 (41.31 percent) and Riner with 3,669 (58.69 percent).
School Board Pos 1 Mena: Brandyn Gortemiller carried 1,082 votes (36.05 percent) against Todd Aynes who had 1,919 votes (63.95 percent)
School Board Pos 2 Mena: Robby Hines carried 1,604 votes (53.38 percent), Calvin Cummings had carried 1,401 votes (46.62 percent)
44.0 Mill School Tax Cossatot River: 300 (42.49 percent) votes For Tax, 406 (57.51) Against Tax
31.3 Mill School Tax Ouachita River: 347 (51.41 percent) For Tax, 328 (48.59 percent) Against Tax
32.2 Mill School Tax De Queen – 2 (50 percent) For Tax, 2 (50 percent) Against Tax
35.9 Mill School Tax Mena – 1,474 (47.23 percent) For Tax, 1,647 (52.77 percent)Against Tax
Editor’s Note: An incomplete version of this story appeared in last week’s Mena Star. The full version is provided here.