The voting is over and the counting has begun across the country as the focus is on electing a new president. Early returns show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in a very close contest and it will be long into the night before the outcome will be known.
Closer to home, as of 8 p.m., the Delta County races are fairly well settled but the votes from satellite polling sites have not been tallied. The voter turnout countywide has been very strong, with 62.5 percent casting ballots so far.
Just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the final tally for the ballots cast in this year's election reached 17,490 in Delta County, 79% of registered voters. With this remarkable turnout, voters selected Don Suppes and Mark Roeber to serve as county commissioners in local races, and turned down tax increases in Crawford and for the Delta County Ambulance District.
Nationally, Donald Trump was elected president over Hillary Clinton. Colorado went to Clinton and re-elected Sen. Michael Bennett. Republican Scott Tipton won re-election as U.S. Representative from the 3rd Distrct over challenger Gail Schwartz.
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