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How Did West Orange Vote in 2012 Presidential Election?

Township voters continue trend of overwhelmingly supporting Democratic candidates.

West Orange voters continued the trend of supporting Democratic presidential candidates at the polls again in 2012, overwhelmingly supporting Barack Obama, according to the latest figures.

Township residents supported the president’s re-election bid, casting 13,075 votes, or 69 percent of the total vote for Obama Tuesday night to 5,353 votes for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney based on unofficial returns.

In Essex County, an overwhelming Democratic county, Obama garnered 197,679 votes compared to Romney's 55,691 votes

Obama’s margin of victory in the township was within percentage points of his first campaign in 2008 when he received 15,423 votes in the township, or approximately 70 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) received 6,667 votes.

In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry outpolled President George W. Bush, garnering 13,535 votes, or 65 percent of West Orange residents, to Bush’s 7,118.

West Orange 2012

Barack Obama (D) 13,075 Mitt Romney (R)   5,353

West Orange 2008

✓ Barack Obama (D) 15,423 John McCain (R)  6,667

West Orange 2004

✓ George W. Bush (R)  7,118 John Kerry (D) 15,535

indicates election winner

Brett Kaiser November 08, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I thought a low turn out favored Willard
MenciAng November 09, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Of interest is the number of voters who did not choose either of the 2 presidential candidates although they picked candidates for the other positions. Could someone look into the percentage of voters who, in conscience, could not vote for the "lesser evi?l"

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