MARYVILLE, Mo. — Democratic voters in Nodaway County trended the same way as the rest of the state in the presidential primary held Tuesday, supporting former Vice President Joe Biden with more than 60 percent of the vote.
Biden won the statewide battle handily, as polling had indicated he would, and according to the unofficial results released Tuesday evening by County Clerk Melinda Patton, Biden collected 974 votes — 61.1 percent — in Nodaway County. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders received 484 votes in Nodaway County, good for 30.4 percent.
For Sanders, that share is a far cry from the 831 votes he received in the 2016 primary in Nodaway County, which accounted for 56 percent of Democratic ballots cast in the county that year.
This year, Nodaway County voters flipped against Sanders, and increased turnout slightly from 1,481 in 2016 to 1,595 this year — about 13 percent of all registered voters in the county.
President Trump still handily defeated the top vote-getter among Democrats in Nodaway County despite the lack of a serious challenger, garnering 1,163 votes, good for 97.6 percent of Republican ballots.