2012 General Election Results [LIVE UPDATES]
UPDATE: 11:30am 11/7/12
According to The Gallatin County Election Office, 99% of the votes are in, and these are the latest results. Some ballots are still being counted, and so the results could change. It’s important to remember that these are unofficial results.
Republican Brian Gootkin: 29,670
Democrat Joshua Jones: 13,033 votes
State Senate District 33:
Democrat Mike Phillips: 5,318
Republican Tom Tuck: 2,459
State Senate District 34:
Republican Scott Sales: 6,332
Democrat Michael Comstock: 3,720
State Representative District 63:
Democrat Franke Wilmer: 3,531
Republican Tom Burnett: 3,385
State Representative District 64:
Democrat Tom Woods: 3,583
Republican Clint Fields: 2,123
State Representative District 65:
Democrat Kathleen Williams: 2,246
Republican Nick Mahan: 960
State Representative District 66:
Democrat JP Pomnichowski: 3,145
Republican Dave Ponte: 1,441
Open Space, Trails and Parks Bond:
Sourdough Rural Fire District Bond:
Jon Tester expected to announce victory at 9:30am.
It looks like Montana won’t have final results until late today, due to the large voter turnout.
That being said, we have the latest election results, and a link for you to find final results when they are done being counted.
We do know that President Obama will be in office for four more years.
Republicans have maintained their control in the House, and Democrats have strengthened their hold in the Senate.
Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg remain locked in a close race in the most expensive political contest in Montana history.
Republican businessman Steve Daines has won Montana’s sole U.S. House seat, beating democrat Kim Gillan.
Democrat Linda Mcculloch leads over Republican Brad Johnson for Secretary of State.
State Auditor: Democrat Monica Lindeen leads Derek Skees.
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Almost tied between democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Sandy Welch.
Democrat Steve Bullock is leading Republican rick Hill by a slim margin in early returns in the Governor’s race.
Republican Tim Fox and Pam Bucy are locked in a close battle in the race for Montana attorney general.
Public Service Commissioner: Democrat John Vincent has a slight edge over Republican Roger Koopman
State Senate District 33: Dem. Mike Phillips leading Rep. Tom Tuck
State Senate District 34: Rep. Scott Sales leads Dem. Michael Comstock
State Representative District 63: Dem. Franke Wilmer has a slight lead over Rep. Tom Burnett
State Representative District 64: Dem. Tom Woods is leading Rep. Clint Fields
State Representative District 65: Dem. Kathleeen Williams over Rep. Nick Mahan.
State Representative District 66: Dem. Jennifer Pomnichowski is leading Rep. Dave Ponte.
State Rep. District 67: Rep. Gordy Vance (unopposed)
State Rep. District 68: Rep. Kelly Flynn (unopposed)
State Rep. District 69: Rep. Ted Washburn (unopposed)
State Rep. 70: Rep. Kerry White is leading
Montana voters have approved four of the five ballot questions so far, and appear to be favoring the fifth.
Voters voters overwhelmingly approved measures that require parental notification for minor girls’ abortions, deny services for illegal immigrants, declare that corporations are not people and forbid governments from imposing health insurance mandates.
The last question is whether to ratify a law that severely limits the use and distribution of medical marijuana. Voters early Wednesday appeared to favor that measure with about half the votes to be counted.
So far, it’s an overwhelming yes on the City of Bozeman Trails and Parks Bond.
For the latest and final election results, click here for the Secretary Of State’s website.