Judges running for retention in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit have easily won retention - in spite of a well-organized effort to unseat Circuit Judge Zina Cruse.
While all other precincts in the four of the five counties of the judicial circuit reported by close to 10 p.m., 20 precincts in St. Clair County as of 11 p.m. were still out.
The missing vote totals from those precincts will not impact the retention races for Cruse, who will be retained by a margin of approximately 65 percent.
Judges running for retention need at least 60 percent to keep their seats.
Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson, who faced some opposition to his retention, will be retained by a margin of approximately 71 percent.
Washington County resident Circuit Judge Daniel Emge also will be retained by approximately 71 percent.