Pierce County remained deep ruby red Republican in Tuesday’s general election from the local races to the race for the White House.
Republican First district county commissioner Harold Rozier Jr. easily defeated Democrat and local contractor Tyrone Harris 1,786 to 553 to win a term in office.
Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump trounced Democratic former vice president Joe Biden 7,899 to 1,099. Libertarian Jo Jorgensen had 49. The president received 87 percent of the vote locally, one percentage point better than he received in 2016.
Pierce County voters also favored Incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue 7,810 to Democrat Jon Ossoff’s 1,002 and Libertarian Shane Hazel’s 128. The race statewide was too close to call.
In the jungle election for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative Doug Collins received 4,034 votes to Incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler’s 2,821. Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock was a distant third with 478 votes. Collins conceded the race to Loeffler late Tuesday night as statewide results showed him in third place. Loeffler and Warnock will face off in a run-off election in January, 2021, at neither received a 50 percent plus one majority. More than 20 candidates were running for the opportunity to fill the unexpired term of former Republican Senator Johnny Isakson, who retired for health reasons last year.
Incumbent U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) received 88 percent of the vote in Pierce County and was leading with 63 percent of the vote in the district over Democrat Joyce Marie Griggs.
Voter turnout in Pierce County was 71.32 percent, shy of the all-time record of 79.25 percent set in November, 2016.
Complete results will be included in the Nov. 11 edition of The Times.