Franklin stories that didn’t make our 2016 Top Ten: We don’t like Trump, we do like Trump

I hope you’re enjoying my selections for Franklin’s top ten stories for 2016. Even in a tiny, not in your wildest dreams bustling hamlet like Franklin, news happens.  Enough that some items just don’t make it to the Hit Parade (Ridiculously petty aldermen/women generally have a head start).

At least in my top ten appraisal Donald Trump didn’t survive the cut.

Unless you can’t remember what you had for breakfast you may recall Trump lost the Wisconsin presidential primary back in April. The Franklin results on the GOP side, the vote total followed by the percentage shows Trump finished a distant second.

Marco Rubio.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        77     .85

 Ben Carson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        19     .21

 Rand Paul  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8     .09

 Mike Huckabee .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         3     .03

 Jim Gilmore.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

 Chris Christie.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         5     .06

 Donald J. Trump  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,347   25.90

 Rick Santorum .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

 Carly Fiorina .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .01

 John R. Kasich.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,413   15.59

 Jeb Bush.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        10     .11

 Ted Cruz.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,148   56.80

Then in November:

President / Vice President

Donald J. Trump / (REP). . . . . . 10,572 (53.495%)
Hillary Clinton / (DEM). . . . . . 8,042 (40.69%)

Trump more than quadrupled his vote in Franklin.

Franklin picked a few winners that day. 🙂

Thank you to the Franklin City Clerk’s Office for election vote information.

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