MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The votes have been tallied and we now know which of the state’s counties have the most ardent supporters of President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Thanks to unofficial and uncertified data released Thursday by Secretary of State John Merrill’s office in the days since the election, it’s clear the biggest supporters who turned out for the president were nearly all north of Birmingham.
The top five Alabama counties filling in the ballot for Trump gave him between 88 and 90 percent of the vote. They included:
- Winston County - 90.37 percent
- Cleburne County - 89.76 percent
- Blount County - 89.57 percent
- Marion County - 88.42 percent
- Cullman County - 88.15 percent
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s support was highest in Alabama’s Black Belt region, though none turned out as strongly as those in the highest Trump-leaning counties.
The top five counties going for Biden ranged from 72 to 81 percent. They included:
- Macon County - 81.45 percent
- Greene County - 81.32 percent
- Bullock County - 74.71 percent
- Perry County - 73.81 percent
- Lowndes County - 72.74 percent
Donald Trump handily secured the state’s 9 electoral votes again with 62 percent of the vote. That’s 1,424,223 votes compared to Democrat Joe Biden’s 828,415.
Of additional note, while Sen. Doug Jones lost his re-election battle by 20 points to Republican Tommy Tuberville, he actually secured nearly 70,000 more votes than Biden on a statewide level.
While Alabama is a deep red state that gave Trump 62.5 percent of its vote, the data indicates it’s not quite the deepest of reds. Merrill’s office says as unofficial totals are coming in, which could change, there are seven other states that turned out at higher rates for Donald Trump.
- Wyoming - 70.4 percent
- West Virginia - 68.7 percent
- North Dakota - 65.5 percent
- Oklahoma - 65.4 percent
- Idaho - 63.9 percent
- Arkansas - 62.6 percent
- Kentucky - 62.6 percent