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SALYERSVILLE – This year’s Primary Election continues to be unique, with no totals to be released the day after the election. 

Magoffin County Court Clerk Renee Shepherd’s office confirmed to the Independent on Wednesday that they are still counting, and no totals will be released until Tuesday, June 30. 

With only one polling location open on Election Day, the clerk’s office confirmed that they had a steady stream of voters, but no big lines all day Tuesday, June 23. The office had been opened for a couple of weeks to allow for in-person absentee voting, as well as mail-in absentee ballots were made available to everyone due to COVID-19. Magoffin County was one of the counties listed to receive assistance from the U.S. National Guard, but we’re told the day went smoothly.

While Republican incumbent in the U.S. Senate’s race Mitch McConnell has been named the unofficial winner on his ticket, Amy McGrath and Charles Booker are the two top candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, with the race too close to call.

The Associated Press has called several of the races, however, with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump securing the state.

Incumbent U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers won the Republican nomination in Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District race, to go up against Matthew Ryan Best (D), who ran unopposed in the Primary, in November.

The Independent will release the election totals and results next week as soon as they become available.

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