Every township and city within Morrison County voted in favor of the Republican ticket in the 2020 Presidential election — most by a wide margin.
The Associated Press and several major media outlets throughout the country projected former Vice President, Democrat Joe Biden, and his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, as the winners of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election on Nov. 7.
The call came after it appeared the Biden ticket had won the state of Pennsylvania and its 20 Electoral votes. Claiming the Keystone State put the Democrat challengers over the 270-Electoral vote threshold, cinching their victory over incumbent Republican Donald J. Trump.
Though the Biden and Harris campaign has unofficially claimed the win, Morrison County voted heavily in favor of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The Republicans carried 75.78% of the 19,550 votes county-wide, racking up 14,185 in their favor. Biden and Harris, meanwhile, finished with 4,365 votes (22.33 percent).
They weren’t the only ones running for the highest office in the land, however. Morrison County voters found six other options for U.S. President on the ballot. The Independence Alliance Party ticket of Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente and Darcy Richardson picked up 34 votes in Morrison County, with Green Party candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker gaining 52 votes. Independent nominee Kanye West and his running mate, Michelle Tidball, got 28 votes in Morrison County. Minnesota resident and former child actor Brock Pierce and running mate Karla Ballard got 44 votes as Independents. The Socialism and Liberation ticket of Gloria La Riva and Leonard Peltier got three total votes, as did Socialist Workers Party candidate Alyson Kennedy and her running mate, Malcolm Jarrett. Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgenson and Vice Presidential candidate Jeremy “Spike” Cohen tallied 173 votes in Morrison County, with a total of 33 write-in votes.