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Election 2012: Was Tinley Park an Obama or Romney Town?

The president captured his home state in Tuesday's election, but how did he fare in the Cook County precincts that cover the village?

Election 2012: Was Tinley Park an Obama or Romney Town?

Although he only won 13 out of 35 Cook County voting precincts that cover the village, President Barack Obama was still the choice of the majority of Tinley Park voters in Tuesday's election, according to data released Wednesday from the county clerk's office.

READ: The Race for President—How Illinois Voted

The re-elected president had 12,091 votes compared to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 11,149, according to the numbers reported by the Cook County Clerk's Office. Yet Romney won the majority of the precincts that cover Tinley Park in Orland, Bremen and Rich townships. The margins of victory at those precincts, however, were very close, sometimes with only a gap of a handful of votes.

In fact, only one precinct in Tinley—Rich Township's precinct 7, which runs south of 183rd Street to Volmer Road, and east of Harlem Avenue to Central Avenue—showed overwhelming support for one candidate, with almost 2,000 voters choosing Obama, compared to 42 for Romney.

Data from the Will County precincts within the village's boundaries is not yet available.

READ: Election 2012 Results for Local and State Races

The following is a break down of voting by precincts for all the candidates on the 2012 presidential ballot. The map that runs with this article shows the 13 precincts that Obama won, which are bolded in the charts.

MAP KEY: Blue=Orland Township; Red=Bremen Township; Green=Rich Township

Patch will continue looking at Cook County voting precinct numbers to shed light on other races and voter turnout in the coming days.

Total Precinct Votes

  • Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democrat): 12,091
  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican): 11,149
  • Gary Johnson and James P. Gray (Libertarian): 222
  • Jill Stein & Howie Hawkins (Green Party): 87

Orland Township

 

PrecinctObama-Biden (D)Romney-Ryan (R)Johnson-Gray (L)Stein-Hawkins (G) Orland 5 196 216 6 0 Orland 6 209 211 4 3Orland 11214 202 2 2 Orland 13 420 445 3 3Orland 14353 333 4 2Orland 17225 171 5 2 Orland 23 219 287 1 4Orland 41305 302 3 1 Orland 42 337 423 4 3 Orland 43 262 315 8 3 Orland 44 248 286 7 0 Orland 45 264 360 5 1 Orland 46 234 270 8 5 Orland 49 200 244 3 2Orland 50291 242 12 1 Orland 51 278 434 11 2 Orland 58 274 326 7 1 Orland 61 200 323 2 1 Orland 63 286 398 9 1Orland 67202 186 5 1 Orland 70 359 400 6 4Orland 72265 260 6 4 Orland 73 343 417 9 4Orland 74218 214 3 1TOTALS6,402 7,265 133 51

 

SOURCE: Cook County Clerk's Office

Bremen Township

 

PrecinctObama-Biden (D)Romney-Ryan (R)Johnson-Gray (L)Stein-Hawkins (G) Bremen 9 211 258 7 5 Bremen 22 246 251 8 1 Bremen 33 251 281 6 2 Bremen 34 344 397 9 2 Bremen 57 312 318 10 5Bremen 59268 257 2 1 Bremen 67 355 399 11 3Bremen 69386 209 9 4Bremen 73344 276 4 6Bremen 81449 378 10 2 Bremen 83 206 290 7 3TOTALS3,372 3,314 83 34

 

SOURCE: Cook County Clerk's Office

Rich Township

 

PrecinctObama-Biden (D)Romney-Ryan (R)Johnson-Gray (L)Stein-Hawkins (G)Rich 71,934 42 4 1 Rich 20 437 528 2 1TOTALS2,317 570 6 2

 

SOURCE: Cook County Clerk's Office

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

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  • 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
  • Lipinski Thrashes Grabowski in Illinois's Third Congressional District

 

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