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By Nathan Bourne

Vote shows rural/urban divide


November 15, 2018

The political divide between the rural and urban parts of Missoula County could be seen in the election results of several countywide and statewide races this year. Two countywide races in particular saw such high support from urban voters that it would be numerically impossible for rural voters to have changed the outcome.

The county has 52 precincts. There are 33 urban precincts within Missoula City's limits and the remaining 19 are outside the city.

In the Missoula County Sheriff/Coroner race between Democrat T.J. McDermott and Independent Travis Wafstet, voters favored McDermott in all...

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