Of the 77,843 ballots cast in Baldwin County during the 2018 elections held last week, more than 65 percent of those voters voted straight party ticket.
40,176 voters went straight ticket Republican, giving the GOP a hold of 51.6 percent of the total electorate. 10,409 voted straight ticket Democrat (13.3 percent of the total number of voters) and 49 voted straight ticket Libertarian.
In every single precinct, straight ticket voters were the majority, shown as follows:
64 percent of voters in Little River - 66 Republicans and 25 Democrats.
87 percent of voters in Tensaw - 77 Democrats and 24 Republicans.
76 percent of voters at the Old Vaughn School - 127 Democrats and 97 Republicans.
67 percent of voters at Crossroads Durant - 96 Republicans and 74 Democrats.
83 percent of voters in Douglasville - 259 Democrats and 20 Republicans
62 percent of voters at New Assembly Life of God - 1,399 Republicans and 443 Democrats.
71 percent of voters at the Ellisville Community Center - 227 Republicans and 115 Democrats.
67 percent of voters at the Loxley Civic Center - 422 Republicans and 66 Democrats.
61 percent of voters at St. Francis in Point Clear - 564 Republicans and 229 Democrats.
65 percent of voters in Lottie - 75 Republicans and 3 Democrats.
68 percent of voters at the Stockton Civic Building - 233 Republicans and 14 Democrats.
70 percent of voters at Rabun VFD - 265 Republicans and 15 Democrats.
65 percent of voters at the Perdido VFD - 286 Republicans and 36 Democrats.
64 percent of voters at the Bay Minette Civic Center - 1,335 Republicans and 396 Democrats.
68 percent of voters at Pinegrove VFD - 371 Republicans and 99 Democrats.
72 percent at Whitehouse Fork - 380 Republicans and 65 Democrats.
67 percent at Stapleton - 573 Republicans and 36 Democrats.
66 percent at Gateswood VFD - 131 Republicans and 9 Democrats.
61 percent of voters at the Daphne High School - 1,861 Republicans and 703 Democrats.
71 percent at Clear Spring Fellowship - 89 Republicans and 2 Democrats.
64 percent at Rosinton Methodist - 686 Republicans and 61 Democrats.
60 percent at Belforest Community Center - 964 Republicans and 158 Democrats.
66 percent at Silverhill Community Center - 1,028 Republicans and 160 Democrats.
66 percent at Robertsdale PZK Hall - 1,090 Republicans and 194 Democrats.
67 percent at Elsanor - 414 Republicans and 33 Democrats.
72 percent at Seminole - 299 Republicans and 28 Democrats.
68 percent at Lillian - 1,503 Republicans and 302 Democrats.
69 percent at Perdido Beach - 276 Republicans and 34 Democrats.
64 percent at Marlow - 774 Republicans and 182 Democrats.
69 percent at Summerdale - 938 Republicans and 133 Democrats.
65 percent at Elberta Civic Center - 824 Republicans and 117 Democrats.
73 percent at Miflin - 1,015 Republicans and 173 Democrats.
70 percent at Josephine - 270 Republicans and 26 Democrats.
58 percent at Daphne Civic Center - 1,769 Republicans and 1,083 Democrats.
69 percent at Magnolia Springs - 1,315 Republicans and 349 Democrats.
70 percent at Bon Secour - 670 Republicans and 126 Democrats.
67 percent at Foley Civic Center - 911 Republicans and 378 Democrats.
66 percent at Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores - 1,416 Republicans and 359 Democrats.
63 percent at Fort Morgan VFD - 207 Republicans and 49 Democrats.
68 percent at Orange Beach Community Center - 2,241 Republicans and 276 Democrats.
57 percent at the Fairhope Civic Center - 1,849 Republicans and 834 Democrats.
60 percent at Fairhope 3-Circle Church - 1,142 Republicans and 230 Democrats.
63 percent at Barnwell VFD - 1,104 Republicans and 191 Democrats.
60 percent at Spanish Fort Community Center - 1,391 Republicans and 274 Democrats.
62 percent at Spanish Fort Church of Christ - 796 Republicans and 125 Democrats.
68 percent at Foley United Methodist - 1,601 Republicans and 460 Democrats.
69 percent at Gulf Shores Cultural Center - 1,417 Republicans and 317 Democrats.
59 percent at Fairhope Avenue Baptist - 1,891 Republicans and 388 Democrats.
Even in the absentee ballots, 69 percent of absentee ballots went straight ticket, with 1,445 voting straight ticket Republican and 388 voting straight ticket Democrat.
Baldwin County Republican Chairman Michael Hoyt said the majority his party enjoys in straight ticket voting is something that was targeted.
“We ran our party’s campaigns this year with the mentality to vote straight ticket and ‘Keep Baldwin County Great,’” Hoyt said. “That message clearly resonated with a majority of Baldwin County voters who want to see their quality of life continue to get better under Republican leadership across our county.”
The county GOP improved its straight ticket margin from the 2016 election, which only saw 42.9 percent of Baldwin County voters go straight ticket Republican.
This one-party preference certainly helped Republican candidates up and down the ballot, with several GOP candidates beating their Democratic opponents with wide margins.
For the State Senate 32 race for Trip Pittman’s vacated seat, Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott defeated Democratic challenger Jason Fisher of Orange Beach 45,687 votes to 15,165 votes.
Elliott’s seat on the Baldwin County Commission will now be held by Daphne councilman Joe Davis, who defeated Democratic challenger Amber Smith 57,221 votes to 18,856 votes.
In Commission District 3, GOP nominee Billie Jo Underwood bested Democrat Heather Brown 58,841 votes to 17,339 votes.
In House District 94, which was expected to be a close race, veteran GOP incumbent Joe Faust bested Democratic newcomer Danielle Mashburn-Myrick 15,291 votes to 6,243 votes.
In House District 96, former Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Matt Simpson brought home another win for the GOP, besting Democratic and Libertarian opposition to win the seat.
In Baldwin County, Simpson got 67.5 percent of the vote, Democrat Maurice Horsey got 26.5 percent and Libertarian Matt Shelby got 5.9 percent of the vote.
In House District 64, Republican incumbent Harry Shiver bested Democrat Amber Selman-Lynn - 77.1 percent to 22.7 percent.
In House District 66, incumbent Alan Baker won handily over Atmore Democrat Susan Smith, 88.2 percent to 11.8 percent.
In the two Baldwin County Board of Education races, the Republicans once again came out on top.
For the North Baldwin seat, Michael Johnson bested Democrat Heather Karras - 76 percent to 24 percent.
For the Daphne seat, educator and Republican Andrea Lindsey received 65 percent of the vote to Democrat Clyde Jones’ 29 percent and Libertarian Michael Reeves 5 percent.
Congressman Bradley Byrne was also re-elected by a wide margin, winning over Democratic opponent Robert Kennedy Jr. in Baldwin County with 77 percent of the vote to Kennedy’s 23 percent.