Politics

Greg Gianforte elected to House of Representatives

Greg Gianforte speaking in Billings when Vice President Mike Pence visited. (Jonathan McNiven photo)

YELLOWSTONE COUNTY — Yellowstone County voters turned out to support Greg Gianforte Thursday in his Republican bid for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gianforte won 29,745 votes in Yellowstone County, or 55.84 percent of the county’s ballots.
Democrat Rob Quist received 19,671 votes, 36.93 percent of the Yellowstone County vote.
Independent Mark Wicks won 1,766 votes, or 6.74 percent.
Of the 97,062 registered voters in Yellowstone County, 53,336 ballots were cast for 54.9 percent voter turnout. Statewide, voter turnout was calculated at 54.22 percent as 379,763 of the state’s 700,428 registered voters cast ballots in Thursday’s special election.
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