12,453

Wayne Christian’s margin of victory in the counties comprising SD1.

Perhaps no one is happier that the SD1 primary went to a runoff than former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center). In the RRC runoff, Christian won every county in SD1, besting Gary Gates, 68%-32%. Turnout in SD1 exceeded 7% of registered voters, nearly triple the statewide turnout.

Gates won the rest of the state by 5,741 votes.

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