Greg Gianforte gets 65 percent of Lincoln County vote

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Sixty-five percent of 6,835 Lincoln County voters cast their ballot for Greg Gianforte in Thursday’s special election.

Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist to replace Ryan Zinke, who is now President Donald Trump’s interior secretary.

Gianforte was elected despite being charged with misdemeanor assault on Wednesday after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter for the Guardian newspaper and slammed him to the ground.

Final results:

Lincoln County

14 of 14 precincts reporting

Gianforte: 4,471 — 65 percent

Quist: 2,104 — 30 percent

Wicks: 260 — 3 percent


681 of 681 precincts - 100 percent

Greg Gianforte, GOP 189,473 - 50 percent

Rob Quist, Dem 166,483 - 44 percent

Mark Wicks, Lib 21,509 - 6 percent

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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