Jackson County voters overwhelmingly favored Newt Gingrich on the Republican ballot in Tuesday’s presidential preference primary.
Gingrich received 56.25 percent of the votes cast in Jackson County on “Super Tuesday,” followed by Rick Santorum with 19.53 percent, Mitt Romney with 17.91 percent and Ron Paul with 5.62 percent.
Overall, 29.1 percent of the 29,642 registered voters in Jackson County cast a ballot on Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Gingrich was also the winner in Georgia in Tuesday’s presidential preference primary. The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives received 47.2 percent of the votes among ballots cast for the Republican party, according to the secretary of state’s website.
Romney came in second in the state with 25.9 percent of the votes, followed by Santorum with 19.6 percent and Paul with 6.6 percent.