There wasn’t really any suspense while waiting for election returns with strong incumbents on the ballot and only two Democratic presidential candidates still actively campaigning.
Slightly over 24 percent of Yazoo County’s registered voters participated Tuesday.
Republican President Donald Trump carried over 98 percent of his party’s votes in Yazoo County.
Joe Biden was the bigger winner on the Democrat side with 82.01 percent of the Yazoo County vote. Bernie Sanders got almost 13 percent of the votes.
The remainder of the votes in the Democratic presidential race went to candidates who had previously suspended their campaigns.
Yazoo City native Mike Espy was a big winner in Yazoo County, with almost 97 percent of the vote to earn the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith. Hyde-Smith ran unopposed as the Republican candidate.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson crushed primary challenger Sonia Rathburn 2725-121 for almost 96 percent of the Yazoo County vote. Brian Flowers got the most votes in Yazoo County with 558 votes to Thomas Carey’s 511 and B.C. Hammond’s 307 for the right to challenge Thompson as the Republican candidate.