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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?

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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Dan November 11, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I thought Chas was going to enlighten us on something. But, I think he confirmed your comment on whites and blacks. Ok NL4Life, you were wrong by 6%, and the all important 5% of blacks just shows how we are blind to color. Chas, racism is still around, just not as in your face evident anymore. This vote does show that color is still prevalent. I honestly wished that the Republicans would have put up a good candidate to goes against Obama. But, the Republican debates seemed to be a circus with a new leader candidate each week ahead. If, there was a good candidate instead of Romney I would have no problem choosing the better leader. I didn't want to waste a vote by not selecting Obama, because a non-vote could have helped Romney. IMO, I thought this came down to a white and black thing, but it would never be admitted. Really, Romney offered nothing except saying, "I know what it takes"...hell, we all know what it takes. It's a matter of making it happen. I just hope both sides can work together towards creating a better America. The side that shows that they are working for us will get my vote in 2016.
Despiser of Obama November 11, 2012 at 05:20 AM
I must say there were smart voters in New Lenox. Too bad others couldn't follow by example when voting.
LaShawntye November 12, 2012 at 02:16 PM
My guy won and I'm happy and black. I'm also a citizen of New Lenox, I work hard to support my chidren. I'm here because of the school system. I struggle paying rent and bills, I work very hard. I Love America not so proud of the citizens there very prejudice and it's sad. My children attend school with you all children. You folks talk moral and Christain Life but yet your children are rude, and disrespectful and it's sad. They drink and do hellof drugs, because of you yes you as the parents. And red necks are what you are Posen, Dixmoor, and more cook county residents. You all are sad not all but majority of you guys are funny. And Goodwill and and garage sales are hand outs as well. I thank God for hand outs because all this money i'm paying to pay rent I need it. Everyone who does handouts are hard workers. Just like hunting for garage sales. You New Lenox resisdents are in my prayers you people are mean. But just keep smiling like it's not you. A smile tells alot and teach your kids manners please
Melissa D November 15, 2012 at 05:22 AM
If President Obama was unable to accomplish as much as we hoped for in his first term, it was because Congressional Republicans REFUSED to work with Democrats. Mitch McConnell said, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." Look it up. As far as Romney goes, the man is one of the worst candidates the Republicans have ever fielded. He panders to whatever group is in front of him at the moment and flip flopped on just about every single issue. Not to mention his business experience was NOT in building anything, but in legalized gambling (hedge funds) and in dismantling companies while extracting income from them. He may be wealthy, but he didn't get there by BUILDING anything.
Lance June 09, 2013 at 03:16 AM
Commenting here simply to let the author know that the table no longer works with the new Patch layout.

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