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[UPDATED: 12:47 a.m.] Lexington Election Results 2012

Updates on the 2012 elections here in Lexington will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @LexingtonPatch and commenting on facebook.com/LexingtonPatch.

 

The (unofficial) results are in and, after 83 percent of Lexington's registered voters cast their ballots, it looks like the town, like the state, went with Democrats and "Yes" votes across the board.

Scroll down below the votes for dispatches from the field on Election Day.

Obama Over Romney: U.S. President

With 12,675 votes in Lexington, President Barack Obama tallied more than twice the total of Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who earned 5,287. Lexington's hometown candidate, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, received 159 votes, while Gary Johnson's Libertarian ticket earned only 136 votes.

 Warren Wins Lexington, State: U.S. Senate

Lexington voters went for Democrat Elizabeth Warren almost as steadily as they did for the president. Warren won 11,859 votes, while incumbent Republican Scott Brown collected 6,386.

Markey's Their Man: 5th Congressional District

Ed Markey, the Congressman with 30-plus years under his belt, held off anothe challenger, this time from Tom Tierney, an actuary consultant from Framingham. In Lexington, Markey collected 13,465 votes to Tierney's 3,862.

Barrett Bests Martinez: State Senate, Third Middlesex District

Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett tripled up Chelmsford Republican Sandi Martinez in his hometown, tallying 4,091 votes to her 1,226. 

Donnelly Does It Again: State Senate, 4th Middlesex Distrct

Incumbent Ken Donnelly (D-Arlingotn) easily held onto his seat against Republican challenger Gerry Dembrowski, outpacing his opponent by a wide margain -- 8,239 to 2,664 -- in Lexington, where he used to be a firefighter. 

LIVE 2012 LEXINGTON ELECTION RESULTS (Contested Races Only)

     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results Green  Candidates Results Libertarian Candidates Results U.S. President

Obama-Biden

12,675 Romney-Ryan 5,287 Stein-Honkala 159 Johnson-Gray 136 U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren 

11,850 Scott Brown 6,386 U.S. Congress District, 5th

Ed Markey

13,465 Tom Tierney 3,862
MA Senate DISTRICT 3rd Middlesex District Mike Barrett 4,091 Sandi Martinez 1,226
MA Senate DISTRICT 4th Middlesex District
Ken Donnelly 8,239 Gerry Dembrowski
2,664
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian  11,416 Ernesto Petrone 2,642 Gov. Council Marilyn Devaney 8,703 Tom Sheff 2,455 Answer Results Answer Results
Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 13,700 No 1,823 Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 10,836 No 6,702 Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 11,461 No 6,030

UPDATED 2:52 p.m. --

Voting numbers soared past 1,000 in precincts 1, 2 and 5 as Election Day neared its midpoint and wardens reported the long lines of early this morning shortened into a steady stream that persisted into the early afternoon.

Political signs were scarce outside Cary Hall and the Bowman School, but election workers and wardens said voters inside were largely well informed and often brought their children, as the Lexington Public Schools are not in session today.

Another trend observed was an uptick in new voters and/or those who were on the "inactive list," meaning they had not voted since the last presidential election. Speaking of that, election wardens around town said they believe interest in this year's election is even higher than when President Obama was elected in 2008.

"It's very hectic," said Richard Pemberton, the warden for Precinct 1. "Four years ago it wasn't quite as much interest as this. I think there's maybe more because of the Senate race" between incumbent Republican Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.

While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney caused a bit of a stir when he voted this morning in Belmont, there was no such ruckus surrounding Lexington's hometown presidential hopeful, Jill Stein of the Green Party.

She actually voted absentee, according to Rebecca Fagan Gorospe, the warden in Precint 2, where Stein would have voted. But there was still plenty of activity at Bowman, where 1,207 voters had cast ballots by about 1 p.m.

"It seems like people are coming through pretty smoothly," said Fagan Gorospe. "And everyone has been very pleasant."

Paul Rubin November 06, 2012 at 05:43 PM
There are two "3rd party" presidential candidates on the MA ballot - both Green and Libertarian parties are represented. Perhaps you could add those names to your results chart to show separate results for each of those 2 parties.
Kathleen Gillespie November 06, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Yes, please add the third party candidates. Some of us actually voted for those candidates, you know.
Kathleen Gillespie November 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Thank you for adding the third party candidates!
Patrick Ball November 06, 2012 at 11:49 PM
No problem. Happy to do it!

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