County sees political divide in urban and rural areas

MISSOULA COUNTY - The political divide between the rural and urban areas of Missoula County were seen in the results of the District 1 County Commissioner race and the vote over referendum 130 this year. Ballot issues that saw more unity among the County were CI-190 and 118.

The County has a total of 52 precincts. There are 33 urban precincts within Missoula's city limits and the remaining 19 are outside the city. There was a 79.55% voter turnout in Missoula County, just slightly below the 80.55% statewide turnout.

In the District 1 County Commissioner race, a total of 68,489 votes were cast,...


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