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Straight-ticket voting earns Johnson House seat

Dan Johnson was elected to the Kentucky state house despite a rebuke from his own party. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Dan Johnson was elected to the Kentucky state house despite a rebuke from his own party. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Despite receiving backlash for racially charged social media posts, Dan Johnson won a Kentucky House seat in last week's election.

Of his 93-hundred votes, Johnson received 59 hundred straight ticket votes, meaning only 34 hundred voters checked his name on their ballot. 

Straight-ticket voting lets voters choose all of a party's candidates with just a single mark on a ballot.

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His Democratic opponent, Linda Belcher, received 24-hundred straight ticket votes but 67-hundred voters actually checked Belcher's name.

Johnson won the House seat by 156 votes. 

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