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Westport likes Obama, Warren

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Westport backed President Obama by a 20 percentage point margin and supported Elizabeth Warren by about the same margin as the rest of Massachusetts in Tuesday’s elections.

Town voters gave overwhelming support to the Right to Repair and Medical Marijuana questions but rejected the Death with Dignity doctor-assisted suicide question.

Voter turnout was very heavy throughout the day with nearly 75 percent of Westport’s 11,600 registered voters turning out to cast their ballots. Still, there were few delays reported  at the town’s five precincts.

The number of absentee ballots — 615 — was up by over 50 percent from the previous presidential election in 2008.

The Westport results were:

President

Barack Obama (D) – 5074 (59%)

Mitt Romney R  – 3372 (39 %)

J. Stein (Green)  – 39

G. Johnson (Lib) – 102 (1%)

 

US Senate

Elizabeth Warren (D) – 4585 (54%)

Scott Brown R) – 3981 (46%)

 

US House – District 9

Bill Keating (D) – 4250 (53%)

Christopher Sheldon R – 2273

Daniel Botelho (I) – 1446

 

1. Right to Repair

Yes- 6391

No – 1147

 

2. Death with Dignity

Yes- 3869

No 4234

 

3. Medical Marijuana

Yes – 5145

No – 2885

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