Wrentham Election Results 2012
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Updates From the Wrentham Polls
UNOFFICIAL 2012 WRENTHAM ELECTION RESULTS
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results||3rd Party Candidate||Results|
|U.S. Senate||Elizabeth Warren||1,868||Scott Brown||4,442|
|U.S. Congress District 4||Joe Kennedy III||2,802||Sean Bielat||3,219||David Rosa||175|
|Governor's Council District 2||Robert Jubinville||1,987||Earl Sholley||2,324|
|Question 1: 'Right to Repair'||Yes||4,947||No||708|
|Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication||Yes||2,936||No||3,222|
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||3,810||No||2,324|
|Question 4: Voter ID (Non-binding)||Yes||3,987||No||1,247|
State Senator Richard Ross was reelected as the state senator for the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex district and State Rep. Dan Winslow was reelected as the State Rep. for the Ninth Norfolk district. Both Ross and Winslow were in uncontested races.
10:04 p.m. - Unofficial turnout for Wrentham is 6,346 voters out of 7,091 registered voters. Turnout percentage is 80.31%.
7:09 p.m. - Final turnout check before the polls close at 8:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. 6,090 of the 7,901 registered voters in Wrentham have voted. The turnout rate is now 77.07%. The precinct breakdown is as follows:
- Precinct 1: 2,029 voters
- Precinct 2: 2,066 voters
- Precinct 3: 1,995 voters
6:45 p.m. - I just talked to a woman who has been holding a sign since 2:30 p.m. When asked about the stream of cars constantly going into the school, she said that it's been like that since she arrived with the volume recently increasing. She also mentioned that the town and the police have done a good job managing traffic and getting people in and out in an efficient manner.
6:07 p.m. - As of 6:00 p.m., 5,572 voters have filled out a ballot in Wrentham. The number brings the turnout rate to 70.52%. Precinct 2 leads with the most voters at 1,881. Not far behind is Precinct 1 with 1,870 voters. In Precinct 3, there have been 1,821 voters.
For the sake of comparision, the turnout in Wrentham for the last Presidential election was 81.4%
While there isn't a line to get into the Delaney School, a steady stream of people are coming into the building. There isn't really a wait but rate of people coming in is higher than during the early afternoon. It looks like at this point it's a lot of couples and families coming in who waiting to vote together.
On our Facebook page, we asked how how your voting experience was today. Based on what was seen at the polls and what was said on our page, voters have not had many problems voting today. One commentor on our page said that, "Wrentham has it pretty well organized," while another simply called the process, "easy."
1:22 p.m. - As of 1:00 p.m., 3,283 of the 7,901 registered voters in Wrentham have voted. The turnout rate so far is 41.55%. Yesterday, Town Clerk Carol Mollica predicted a turnout of 90%.
Precint 1 so far is the leader with 1,169 ballots cast while Precinct 2 is not far behind with 1,132 voters. Precinct 3 has had 982 voters cast ballots.
The excitement and lines that existed during the morning rush is now gone during what is traditionally a slower part of the day. While there was not a wait to vote, there were consistently people coming into vote.
Almost all of the sign holders that were at the Delaney School were now gone although more are expected to return for the evening which usually features a higher volume of voters.
11:30 a.m. - Supporters were out early at the Delaney School as the polls opened at 7:00 a.m. Keeping in line with the town's support of Republican candidates, signs for GOP candidate outnumbered those for Democratic candidates.
Resident Coco McGovern was out early holding a sign that featured the Romney for President logo and said "put the U back in USA." McGovern said that the U stood for united and that the country has been too divided over the past four years. She is supporting Brown because she likes his ability to work in a bi-partisan manner.
"Since he crosses the isle, he’ll unite everybody no matter where you are in politics," McGovern said.
When asked if Romney could work with a Democratic Congress if elected President, she said that believed that the Democrats would fight Romney initially, but the former Massachusetts Governor would find a way to get things accomplished.
One of the few Democrats holding signs was Alex Leonard who lives on West Street. Leonard is supporting Warren for Senate and said he planned on staying at the polls holding a sign during the morning and for the evening voters.
"I think Elizabeth Warren is for the people, It's all fine to talk about big business and small business but in the end it's the people that count," Leonard said.
Leonard also disagreed with the idea that Brown has been bi-partisan Senator, feeling that the candidate's stances are inconsistent.
"He says he's for women's rights but he doesn't vote for equal pay," Leonard said. "Some of the things we have seen him do over the year betray his true character."
While we won't know the final results until tonight, we can report on how King Philip High School voted in their mock election. 1,088 ballots were cast by students and some staff in a mock Presidential and Senate election.
In the Presidential election, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney 617 (57%) votes to 471 (43%) votes. In the Senate race, Scott Brown beat Elizabeth Warren 821 (76%) to 259 (24%) votes.
Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate
Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent.
Joe Kennedy III (D), Sean Bielat (R): 4th Congressional District
With Congressman Barney Frank retiring, Kennedy and Bielat are vying to represent the 4th congressional district. In 2010, Frank defeated Bielat 54-43