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Election 2012: Was New Lenox an Obama or Romney Town?

The president captured his home state in Tuesday's election, but how did he fare in New Lenox precincts?

Election 2012: Was New Lenox an Obama or Romney Town?

If New Lenox residents had their way, Tuesday night would have been all about the newly-elected President Mitt Romney. 

However, President Barack Obama got the nod nationwide.

The total number of votes cast in all 20 precincts came out in favor of Mitt Romney, who garnered 10,591 ballots compared to 6,969 for Obama, according to data released by the Will County Clerk's Office.

Except for Precinct No. 1, voters in New Lenox coverwhelmingly favored Romney.

READ: The Race for President—How Illinois Voted

In fact, Obama's win in Precinct No.1 was miniscule. The vote total there was 373 for Obama and 371 for Romney.

The biggest vote getter for Romney was Precinct No. 7 where Republican ballots out-numbered Democrats by slightly more than 2-to-1. Voters there cast 696 votes for Romney compared to 329 for Obama. In Precinct No. 20, the vote was 684 for Romney compared to 344 for Obama.

Besides Precinct No. 1, which Obama won by a mere two votes, the smallest gap between the candidates was 102 ballots. In Precinct No. 13, the re-elected president garnered 386 votes compared to 488 for Romney. In Precinct No. 12, the gap between the president and his challenger was 107 votes. Of a total of 881 ballots cast in Precinct No. 12, 387 went to Obama and 494 went to Romney.     

SOURCE: Will County Clerk's Office

Precinct No.

Obama-Biden (D)

Romney-Ryan (R)

Johnson-Gray (L)

Stein-Hawkins (G)

1

373

371

6

4

2

326

491

11

4

3

304

458

7

3

4

286

420

20

1

5

330

504

13

0

6

302

597

4

2

7

329

696

13

5

8

318

599

5

5

9

394

549

11

2

10

333

559

6

4

11

401

516

9

7

12

387

494

16

8

13

386

488

6

5

14

411

599

16

10

15

309

565

3

1

16

364

491

11

8

17

363

534

13

2

18

327

455

17

4

19

382

521

9

8

20

344

684

10

4

TOTALS

6,969

10,591

206

86

 

Check Out Patch's Election 2012 Section for More Stories:

  • Election 2012: Incumbents Hold on to Will County Seats
  • Live Blog Captures Election Day 2012 With Words and Images
  • Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election
  • Woman In Labor Votes On Way To Hospital
  • Why They Voted: Southland Residents Speak Up
  • Michael Hastings Wins 19th District State Senate Seat
  • Bobby Rush Wins 11th Term in Congress
  • VIDEO: Obama Supporters Celebrate Win
  • Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow Wins Again

 

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