CHEYENNE - The election results are now official and canvassed for 2012.
In the presidential election, Niobrara County overwhelmingly voted for candidate Mitt Romney (R) with 1,022 votes; President Barack Obama (D) received 200 votes. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party followed with 30 votes and Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party with 16.
The incumbents were victorious on the Wyoming congressional level. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R) came away with 1,110 votes, while Democrat Tim Chesnut received 124 votes. Joel Otto of the Country Party came away with 30. U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R) received 1,016 votes, while Chris Henrichsen (D) received 121 votes. Candidates Richard Brubaker of the Libertarian Party, Daniel Clyde Cummings of the Constitution Party and Don Wills of the Country Party came away with 34, 42 and 24 votes respectively.
Republican incumbent State Rep. Hans Hunt also came away with an overwhelming majority at 1,187 votes. There were 10 write-in, unnamed votes.
Niobrara County voters supported District Court Judge Keith Kautz of the Eighth Judicial District 927-233 and Circuit Court Judge I. Vincent Case, Jr. 887-208.
In state constitution amendments, Niobrara County voters supported Amendment A, concerning health care freedom, 962-239 and Amendment B, concerning the right to hunt, fish and trap, 1,087-134. Amendment C, regarding district court commissioner authority, passed by the narrowest margin at 609-532.
The Niobrara County Clerk’s office tallied a turnout of 1,288 voters during this year’s election.
Complete election results are available online at the Secretary of State’s website, soswy.state.wy.us.
Pete Pier was successful in winning the write-in vote for the Niobrara Health & Life Center Hospital Board, receiving 199 votes against Susan Rex, who received 51 votes.
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