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Proposition A loses in Boone, state

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm

The Wilson family lining up to vote in Thompson and as election judge Lena Dollens checks their registration.

The Wilson family lining up to vote in Thompson and as election judge Lena Dollens checks their registration.

According to the county’s unofficial election results, with 57 of 57 precincts counted, Proposition A failed in Boone County, 24,060 votes to 12,957. Roughly 65 percent of the county’s voters balloted against the proposition, widely depicted as anti-union.

According to the Boone County clerk’s website, 37.32 percent of the county’s 99.934 registered voters, 37,298, voted in the election.

The proposition also failed in Audrain County, 2,946 to 1,702. A little more than 63 percent of Audrain’s voters voted against the proposition.

According to the Audrain County Clerk’s election summary report, of the county’s 13,504 voters, 34.77 percent, 4,695, voted.

In Monroe County the proposition lost 934 to 1,503. Of the county’s 5,986 registered voters, 41.7 percent, 2,487 voted.

State-wide, the proposition lost 452,075 to 937,241. According to a secretary of state’s office news release: “Unofficial totals show that of the roughly 4.1 million registered voters, about 33.5 percent of them cast a ballot yesterday. Turnout in the previous two primary elections, in August 2014 and August 2016 – was about 25 percent.”