President Donald Trump easily carries Pulaski County

President Donald Trump has easily carried Pulaski County with 12,066 votes to former Vice President Joe Biden’s 4,882.

The last batch of votes coming in on the night were made up of early in-person votes and those voting by mail absentee. Those voters went solidly for the president, 5,253 to 3,515.

Mail absentee ballots postmarked by today will continue to be collected and counted through noon on Friday before a final vote total can be determined.

Final results must still be certified before the results can be deemed official.

In the U.S. Senate race, Republican challenger Daniel Gade easily won Pulaski County with 11,148 votes to incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, D with 5,893. Warner was declared the winner statewide early in the evening.

Ninth District Rep. Morgan Griffith has garnered 224,364 with most of the district’s precincts counted. He was unopposed for another two-year term in Congress.

“Yes” was the winning choice on both of the Constitutional Amendment questions on the ballot in Virginia. On question one, about establishing a redistricting commission, “Yes” has won with well over one million votes.

On question two, “Should an automobile or pickup truck that is owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the United States armed forces or the Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be free from state and local taxation?”, the “yes” answer is an easy winner with nearly 1.5 million votes statewide.

Finally in Pulaski County, Commonwealth’s Attorney Justin Griffith has won election with 13,074 votes. He was running unopposed until a couple weeks ago when a group of citizens promoted Dublin attorney Angi Simpkins for election in a write-in effort. Only 858 people wrote-in Simpkins’ name on Tuesday. Griffith, who was appointed Commonwealth’s Attorney after former prosecutor Mike Fleenor was named a judge in the 27 Circuit, took office on July 1. He now will serve the final three years of Fleenor’s term.