Alabama’s midterm elections by the numbers

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Sure Tuesday was a red tide in Alabama, but there were some interesting numbers to take away from a day at the polls.

Here’s a look at some of the numbers from Tuesday’s unofficial results:

50: The percentage of voters who went to the polls. That means 1.72 million out of the 3.45 registered voters in the state cast ballots on Tuesday.

13: The number of counties Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox won of Alabama’s 67 counties. Republican Kay Ivey won 54.

0: The number of counties that Republican President Donald Trump won in 2016 that went to Maddox this year.

1: The number of counties that Republican President Donald Trump won in 2016 that went Democratic statewide candidates on Tuesday. While Republican Kay Ivey may have narrowly won Conecuh County on Tuesday, Conecuh voters clearly did not vote straight ticket as the county flipped to support the Democrat candidates in the Lt. Governor and Attorney General’s races.

4: The number of constitutional amendments approved by Alabama voters. The two most controversial being one that deals with abortion and another that allows the display of the Ten Commandments in public and government buildings.

72: The highest percentage by which a state constitutional amendment was approved. Amendment One, which allows schools and public agencies to display the Ten Commandments in public settings, only had 28 percent of voters saying ‘no.’

7: The number of House incumbents that won their re-election bids. For those keeping score at home, that means all incumbents will return to Washington.

80: The highest percent an incumbent House member won their re-election campaign. 4th District U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt bested his opponent Lee Auman 80 – 20 percent.

8: The number of Democrats who won seats in the State Senate. Meanwhile 27 Republicans won seats, defeating 14 Democratic opponents.

77: The number of Republicans who seats in the State House. Meanwhile only 28 Democrats will head to Montgomery in the spring.

6: Number of counties will greater than 50,000 voter turnout between both parties. That would be Baldwin, Jefferson, Mobile, Montgomery, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties. Jefferson County boasts far and away the largest turnout with 257,345 voters total. The next highest turnout comes from Mobile County with 132,029 voters.

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