Thousands of Richfield voters made it to their respective precincts Tuesday to cast their vote for a variety of races and, of course, the President of the United States.
As it is no secret that Richfield traditionally votes liberal, the voters overwhelmingly supported President Barack Obama in his bid for re-election.
Between all the nine Richfield precincts, Obama received an average of nearly 66 percent of the vote, compared to Romney's 28 percent—a 38 percent difference, according to unofficial results.
Obama's 66 percent take in the 2012 election is also important because that is roughly the same percentage of votes he took in the 2008 election, showing his supporters stuck with him.
The following are the results by precinct:Precinct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Obama (total votes) 924 1,684 1,586 1,290 1,516 1,557 1,144 1,076 1,587 Obama (percentage) 65.63 68.04 63.93 65.22 64.65 64.50 65.07 67.42 69.00 Romney (total votes) 445 736 835 628 784 795 581 473 642 Romney (percentage) 31.61 29.74 33.66 31.75 33.43 32.93 33.05 29.64 27.91
Obama average percentage of votes: 66 pecent
Romney average percentage of votes: 28 percent
While Minnesota is traditionally a blue state, for a while Tuesday night, the state was deemed too close to call. In the end, Obama took Minnesota with roughly 53 percent of the vote, compared to Romney's 45 percent share.
What's all this mean? Richfield voters are some of the more liberal voters in the entire state.
More election results can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website. The office has yet to officially rule on the results.
Richfield Patch will continue its coverage of local, state and national races in the coming days.