GOP Primary: Historic Triangle Prefer Rubio; Trump Wins Virginia

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Donald Trump speaks at Regent University Feb. 24. (Judah Taylor/Southside Daily)
Donald Trump speaks at Regent University Feb. 24. (Judah Taylor/Southside Daily)

Though Donald Trump won Virginia’s Republican Primary on Tuesday, final tallies at Historic Triangle precincts favor Sen. Marco Rubio.

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Trump garnered nearly 35 percent of the votes in Virginia to edge Rubio (R-Florida) by about 3 percentage points. All but one precinct in Virginia has reported results.

However, Republican voters in James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg showed their preference for Rubio. In the City of Williamsburg, Trump fell to third place behind Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

Rubio had the largest margin of victory in the City of Williamsburg, earning 630 votes for 40.75 percent of the vote – about 18 percentage points higher than second-place Kasich, who had 344 votes cast in his favor. Trump took in eight fewer votes than Kasich in the city.

James City County voters cast 5,780 ballots in favor of Rubio to give him 37.64 percent of the vote, 10 percentage points more than Trump. In York County, 4,239 votes were cast in favor of Rubio for 35.35 percent of the vote, which is a little more than 2 percentage points higher than Trump.

James City County – 19 of 19 precincts reporting

Marco Rubio 5,780 37.64%
Lindsey Graham (Withdrawn) 11 0.07%
Ben Carson 806 5.25%
Rand Paul 32 0.21%
Mike Huckabee 12 0.08%
Ted Cruz 1,976 12.87%
Donald Trump 4,246 27.65%
Jim Gilmore 9 0.06%
Chris Christie (Withdrawn) 17 0.11%
Jeb Bush 68 0.44%
Rick Santorum (Withdrawn) 7 0.05%
John Kasich 2,378 15.49%
Carly Fiorina (Withdrawn) 12 0.08%

 

Click here to see the results from James City County broken down by precinct.

 

York County – 14 of 14 precincts reporting

Marco Rubio 4,239 35.35%
Lindsey Graham (Withdrawn) 2 0.02%
Ben Carson 738 6.16%
Rand Paul 34 0.28%
Mike Huckabee 28 0.23%
Ted Cruz 1,706 14.23%
Donald Trump 3,981 33.20%
Jim Gilmore 5 0.04%
Chris Christie (Withdrawn) 15 0.13%
Jeb Bush 45 0.38%
Rick Santorum (Withdrawn) 9 0.08%
John Kasich 1,177 9.82%
Carly Fiorina (Withdrawn) 11 0.09%

 

Click here to see the results from York County broken down by precinct.

 

City of Williamsburg – 3 of 3 precincts reporting

 

Marco Rubio 630 40.75%
Lindsey Graham (Withdrawn) 1 0.06%
Ben Carson 66 4.27%
Rand Paul 3 0.19%
Mike Huckabee 1 0.06%
Ted Cruz 148 9.57%
Donald Trump 336 21.73%
Jim Gilmore 1 0.06%
Chris Christie (Withdrawn) 2 0.13%
Jeb Bush 9 0.58%
Rick Santorum (Withdrawn) 0 0.00%
John Kasich 344 22.25%
Carly Fiorina (Withdrawn) 5 0.32%

 

Click here to see the results from City of Williamsburg broken down by precinct.