Secretary of State John Merrill says that Alabama continued its “standard for election excellence.” President Donald Trump won 62.5 percent of the vote in Alabama on Tuesday, according to unofficial results. As it stands now, Alabama ranks eighth nationwide in support for Trump.
Merrill announced that he and the secretary of state’s office have finished their work with local election officials to provide unofficial election results.
“I am proud to report that Alabama has continued in her standard for election excellence,” Merrill said. “While many states across the country are still processing mail-in and absentee ballots, all of Alabama’s 67 counties were reporting election results on election night.”
Winston County was the top county for Trump with the president receiving 90.37 percent of the vote. Cleburne was next with 89.76 percent. They were followed closely by Blount with 89.57 percent, Marion at 88.42 percent and Cullman with 88.15 percent.
The top counties supporting Former Vice President Joe Biden were Macon County with 81.45 percent, Greene at 81.32 percent, Bullock with 74.71 percent, Perry at 73.81 percent and Lowndes 72.74 percent.
These numbers are unofficial and may be updated upon the certification of election results on Nov. 23, 2020.
“The time, effort, and preparation that Alabama’s election officials put into making Tuesday’s election a success are commendable, and I am thankful for their collaboration and commitment,” Merrill said.
Trump’s top state was Wyoming with 70.4 percent, West Virginia at 68.7 percent, North Dakota at 65.5 percent, Oklahoma at 65.4 percent, Idaho at 63.9 percent, Arkansas at 62.6 percent, Kentucky at 62.6 percent and Alabama at 62.5 percent.
Biden’s strongest states were Vermont at 66.4 percent, Massachusetts at 65.6 percent, California at 64.7 percent, Hawaii at 63.7 percent and Maryland at 63.2 percent. Several states are still processing ballots so these numbers could also be updated.
As of press time, Biden leads Trump 264 to 214 in electoral college votes according to the Associated Press. Biden has leads in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Georgia while Trump leads in Alaska and North Carolina. The president’s legal team has filed several motions in court seeking to invalidate ballots that came in after election day or demanding recounts.