Keeping with its Democratic tendency, Anson County again swayed toward the Democratic candidates. President Barack Obama took 69.87 percent of the vote in Anson, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney got 23.67 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson got just 0.33 percent.
Incumbent Congressman Larry Kissell took Anson County's vote for the U.S. Congress 8th District, with 72.03 percent to Republican challenger Richard Hudson's 25.73 percent.
Democrats also won Anson County's votes in the N.C. General Assembly races. Democrat Gene McLaurin had 78.10 percent of the vote, to Gene McIntyre's 21.90 percent for the N.C. State Senate District 25 seat. The seat is currently held by longtime Sen. William Purcell, a Democrat, who decided not to seek re-election this year. Anson County's own Dale Nelson also won Anson County in the N.C. House District 55 race, with 77.06 percent to Mark Brody's 22.94 percent.
Although former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory won the statewide vote for governor, Democrat Walter Dalton won the vote in Anson County with 66.51 percent to McCrory's 32.68.
The same was true for the lieutenant governor race in Anson County. While Republican Dan Forest won the statewide vote, he lost in Anson with 26.70 percent to Linda Coleman's 73.30.
On the local level, longtime County Commissioner Ross Streater retained his seat in the Lilesville district with 87.29 percent of the vote. Challenger Kevin Tucker garnered 12.71 percent of the vote.
In the District 20A District Court Judge race, Lisa Thacker won in Anson County, 70.08 percent to John Nance's 29.92 percent.
Stay tuned to ansonrecord.com for more results as they become available.