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Had it been up to local voters, Romney would be our president

Proposal 1 would have passed, all others defeated

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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:17 am | Updated: 9:38 am, Mon Nov 12, 2012.

 President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, however, this result was opposite of how the tri-county area voted. Obama received 303 electoral votes and won in northern and eastern states such as Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine and New York. Romney received 206 electoral votes and won in southern and western states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and the Carolinas.

 Had the presidential election been up to the tri-county area however, Romney would have been elected president. At least 50 percent of the votes cast in each local municipality went toward Romney. Obama netted 43 percent of the local votes.

Voters in Genesee County favored Obama as president with 114,969 votes cast for him or 61 percent overall. Romney won 68,060 votes for 37 percent. Independents made up a little more than 1 percent of the vote while write-in candidates accounted for about .5 percent of the presidential vote in Genesee County.

Oakland County saw a closer presidential race, with Romney earning 145,388 votes or 45 percent overall. Obama defeated Romney however with 171,551 votes or 53 percent. Independents and write-ins made up about 1 percent of the votes.

Of all the counties in the tri-county area, Livingston County was the only one where a majority of voters cast in favor of the Republican Party. Out of 98,527 voters, 60,000 voted for Romney as president or 60 percent overall. Obama received 37,186 votes in Livingston County or 37 percent.

When it came to the proposals, tri-county voters were in favor of Proposal 1 (emergency manager law) and were against all other proposals. Statewide, each proposal was voted down, including the emergency manager law, which was passed by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2011.

Michigan as a whole cast 2,463,502 votes for Obama, accounting for 53 percent of the votes. Romney had 2,082,349 votes or 45 percent. Some 42,418 votes were cast for either independents or write-ins, making up nearly 1 percent of the presidential votes in Michigan. The state’s 16 electoral votes were awarded to Obama. Romney won more counties in Michigan, particularly in the Thumb area. However, Obama won more populated counties such as Washtenaw, Wayne and Macomb.

 Michigan historically votes Democratic, however Republicans usually net at least 40 percent of the state’s vote. In 2008, 57 percent of voters swung Democratic while 41 percent voted Republican. In 2004, it was closer with 51 percent for Democrats and 48 percent for Republicans.

Fenton City

Voter turnout percentage: 61 percent

Voters: 5,719

Absentee: 1,588

Obama: 2,751 (48 percent)

Romney: 2,809 (49 percent)

Proposal 1 2,931 yes, 2,561 no

Proposal 2 2,111 yes, 3,454 no

Proposal 3 2,115 yes, 3,441 no

Proposal 4 2,266 yes, 3,241 no

Proposal 5 1,761 yes, 3,671 no

Proposal 6 2,238 yes, 3,317 no


Voter turnout: 72 percent

Voters: 2,167

Absentee ballots: 820 issued

    801 returned

Obama: 951 (44 percent)

Romney: 1,181 (55 percent)

Proposal 1 1,148 yes, 945 no

Proposal 2 750 yes, 1,359 no

Proposal 3 710 yes, 1,398 no

Proposal 4 835 yes, 1,264 no

Proposal 5 688 yes, 1,368 no

Proposal 6 869 yes, 1,241 no

Fenton Township

Voter turnout: 72 percent

Voters: 9,246

Absentee ballots: 3,401

Obama: 3,786 (40 percent)

Romney: 5,280 (57 percent)

Proposal 1 – 5,185 yes, 3,791 no

Proposal 2 – 3,100 yes, 5,943 no

Proposal 3 – 2,905 yes, 6,137 no

Proposal 4 – 3,165 yes, 5,827 no

Proposal 5 – 2,816 yes, 6,049 no

Proposal 6 – 3,437 yes, 5,576 no

Tyrone Township

Voter turnout: 72 percent

Voters: 5,634

Absentee ballots: 1,836

Obama: 2,044 (36 percent)

Romney: 3,497 (62 percent)

Proposal 1 3,383 yes, 2,070 no

Proposal 2 1,590 yes, 3,905 no

Proposal 3 1,545 yes, 3,935 no

Proposal 4 1,624 yes, 3,833 no

Proposal 5 1,688 yes, 3,740 no

Proposal 6 1,933 yes, 3,546 no


Voter turnout percentage: 63 percent

Total number of voters: 5,488

Obama: 2,602 (47 percent)

Romney: 2,746 (50 percent)

Proposal 1 2,747 yes, 2,453 no

Proposal 2 2,008 yes, 3,253 no

Proposal 3 1,899 yes, 3,345 no

Proposal 4 2,139 yes, 3,084 no

Proposal 5 1,818 yes, 3,390 no

Proposal 6 2,311 yes, 2,951 no


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  • anonymous posted at 9:19 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 4398

    Are you serious? Your premise that in your little try-county Romney would win and therefore what? Valid? It is this very reason he didn't. Ponder that, the rest of your fellow Americans certainly have.

  • spiris333 posted at 9:14 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    spiris333 Posts: 1

    In the next couple years, it will dawn on the liberals that obama personifies talking the talk but he's not capable of walking the walk. If obama chooses not to change his liberal socialist agenda, many liberals will suffer the same fate as 23 million other unemployed Americans. It's pretty simple, entrepreneurs will not start businesses if the looming tax increases come to fruition. Obama's deficit spending binge will leave this country in worse shape than his last four years, and being economically ignorant is a bad way to start his second term.

  • anonymous posted at 8:45 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 4398

    Yes but the Election was decided by what the WHOLE country wants as a majority... So the point is moot.

  • anonymous posted at 8:36 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 4398

    Well it wasn't, the majority spoke. Deal with it.

  • anonymous posted at 8:27 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 4398

    "Had it been up to local voters, Romney would be our president "

    thankfully it's up to the whole Nation .

  • Yellowdog1 posted at 8:25 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    Yellowdog1 Posts: 1

    It's a good thing it's not up to tri-county voters.

  • anonymous posted at 8:19 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 4398

    Try as you may, Obama is our president. All of the should have, could have and would've are just a remedy for sore losers...fact remains that Romney lost all the states he and Ryan have residence. Appears that those most familiar with Romney/Ryan, Michigan, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and California rejected the etch a sketch, flip flipping, and mistruths of the Republican ticket.

  • anonymous posted at 8:09 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 4398

    That's great and all, but... why does this story appear as a "top story" on Google News? Rock on Tricountians - sorry your guy didn't get the Blue Ribbon. El Mitt-Ro does sport some stylin' undies though, you've gotta give him that.


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