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Obama Wins Richfield By Landslide

While Minnesota as a whole was more even, Richfield voters overwhelmingly supported President Barack Obama in his re-election bid.

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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.

Mike McLean November 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
And I thought Richfield was smarter than that.
tom johnson November 07, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Too bad the machine broke at centennial, how many votes were lost because they "conveniently" and most likely were'nt able to get to the ballots to be counted later
tom johnson November 07, 2012 at 07:28 PM
me too Mike
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Yes. I heard that it was broken, but I have no doubt that every vote was counted. There are protocols in place for that kind of stuff. Look at what happened in Florida yesterday. The ballot was completely wrong and people had to transpose them. But there were people from both sides making sure it was done fairly.
B_Schiff November 08, 2012 at 01:33 PM
How much did people who voted vote for their candidate because they thought he truly best represents them? I often hear the term "2 party system", and saw many more than two parties fielding candidates for pres. The preponderance of attack ads begs the question: Do we vote out of love or fear? I have heard many people say they elected who they want, of "lesser of two evils". If both parties are funded by the same elitists' interests, does that explain why nothing changes when we vote? Maybe next time we don't let pundits and polls tell us we only have 2 choices...
Matt Jurewicz November 08, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I've been voting since the early 1980s and I've heard the phrase, "lesser of two evils" uttered in every election cycle. The USSC's "Citizens United" ruling is the the WORST thing that's ever happened to election funding. What is truly needed is campaign finance reform and term limits for ALL elected officials at the federal level. I would like to see alternative parties get more attention as well. We need to get a broader perspective on the issues that the two major parties fail to provide.
hscherm November 08, 2012 at 03:13 PM
This. Your vapid maligning of the "others" is why we can't have nice things. When will will our understanding that those who have different opinions are no less smarter or more doltish find its way into public discourse? Words such as yours make me sad that our country as a whole has lost our ability to think critically, discuss respectfully. *sigh.*
John November 08, 2012 at 05:30 PM
So you think the voting machine was tampered with?

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