Madison County has been considered a bellwether county in many political circles over the years. Essentially, Madison County has been shown to vote closely as the state goes. Madison County has demonstrated it can provide early ‘tea leaves” as to how elections will turn out statewide.
Election night, Madison County did not disappoint. Madison County voted overwhelmingly for Republican candidates. With the exception of one race, the Governor’s race.
If you do the rough math, out of around the 27,000 votes cast county wide, around 7000 Republican voters switched over to vote for Beshear. That is highly significant. It also was exactly what was reflected happened statewide.
In a night that was dominated by Republican victories in the county, Beshear came out victorious, in large thanks to Republican voters.
Madison County Republicans switched over in a big way and handed Beshear a win over challenger Daniel Cameron. The final score in Madison County unofficially was Beshear with 14,012 votes to Camerons 13,080. Nearly a 1000 vote advantage for the Governor in Madison County. Let’s look at how significant that result is.
In contrast, Madison County overwhelmingly voted for Republican Jonathon Shell for Agriculture Commissioner. Shell raked in 16,359 votes compared to his Democratic challenger Sierra Enlow’s 10,277.
The story much the same for the State Treaurers race. Republican Mark Metcalf received 15,854 votes compared to Democratic challenger Michael Bowmans 10,714 votes. Over a 5000-vote margin there.
It was Allison Ball with another big margin of victory in Madison County in the Auditor of Public Accounts race. Ball garnered a whopping 16,660 votes compared to her opponent Kim Reeder’s 9,897. Nearly a 7000-vote cushion.
For Attorney General, Russel Coleman won big in Madison County too. 15,745 votes over Democrat Pamela Stevenson’s 10,881. Nearly 5000 votes separating those two.
For Secretary of State, Micheal Admas had the biggest margin of victory. Adams garnered 16,781 to win over Democrat Charles “Buddy” Wheatly with 9860 votes.
Madison County’s “bellwether” reputation was greatly validated this election.