Gayla Bratton, left, helps voters cast their ballots Tuesday afternoon at the Houston Storm Shelter, a new location for Piney Township voters.

Posted at 10:51 p.m.:

Texas County voters supported Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Mike Huckabee overwhelmingly in balloting Tuesday in the state’s presidential primary.

Both rolled over their competition in the county primary.

In MIssouri, Clinton won. Republican John McCain held a small lead over Huckabee.

Here are the counts:

11 of 11 reporting –


Hillary Clinton 1,858

Barack Obama 743


Mitt Romney 480

John McCain 954

Mike Huckabee 1,727

Ron Paul 234


Voter turnout in Texas County today exceeds the number of votes cast during the 2004 presidential primary, a check this afternoon shows.

Four years ago, 2,751 made it the polls.

At one precinct early this afternoon, Houston, the tally already exceeds 1,000. Countywide at 12:30 p.m. 3,501 votes had been cast. That puts the county on track to have 47 percent of its registered voters travel to the polls.

Voting was orderly at the Houston Storm Shelter, a new location for Piney Township voters. A constant stream was entering and exiting the building, which is situated at First and Pine streets.

Here are totals from across the county as of 12:30 p.m.:

Cabool, 584

Clear Springs, 72

Dunn, 241

Fairview, 167

Houston, 854

Licking, 560

Raymondville, 235

Roby, 191

Success, 125

Summersville, 203

Absentee, 269

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