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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Innis Sweeps Cheyenne County


Forrest Hershberger/Sun-Telegraph

Blanch Frerichs, left, and Lucy Kropp help voters as Chuck Bojanski casts his vote during the Cheyenne County Primary Election.

With all nine precincts reporting, voters favored challenger Matt Innis defeated incumbent US Senator Ben Sasse 1,299 votes to 737.

Statewide, voters chose to keep Sasse in office 75 percent (213,806 votes) to almost 25 percent (70,406 votes).

On the Democratic side, Chris Janick lead a narrow field with 30.70 percent of votes, followed by Angie Phillips with 23.82 percent and Alisha Shelton with 22.69 percent of votes. Janicek earned 117 votes in Cheyenne County, followed by Philips with 88 and Alisha Shelton with 65.

The Libertarian Party had one candidate, Gene Siadek, who garnered 2,518...

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