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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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Serge Storms November 09, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I put in a write-in vote for Ron Paul.....not to happy with either Obama or Romney.
Kimberly November 09, 2012 at 12:59 PM
This comes as no surprise.
JP November 09, 2012 at 01:20 PM
You're right. Between the number of red-neck wannabe's who hate the idea of a black man of holding the office, Christians who think Republican is the only option based solely on the issue of abortion, and those with money who also think Republican is the only option (in order to keep their money), you're absolutely right. I on the other hand am glad that the best man for the job won the race. If he and his party can get Republicans to sit down and have everyone show their cards, we'd all see that 2 hands are far better than one. Maybe, just maybe that will finally happen -but I'm not holding my breath.
NL4LIFE November 09, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Considering Obama only got 1 out 3 white guy votes, i ain't surprised. Racism is alive and well and it's a damn shame. Nothing Mitt said was even remotely true or intelligent. He flip flopped every 5 minutes. He lost the single woman, unions and minorities. When he said he wouldn't have bailed out the Auto industry he might as well packed his bags then.
roscrea November 09, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Maybe people in New Lenox are tired of getting ripped off by democrats. They are a party of liars and thieves and the economy is going down hard. Republicans control the american business community and they will not expand, in fact they will cut back. Elections have consequences and the recession that is coming is going to be a monster.
New Lenox Mom November 09, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Really Roscrea?? Maybe you should revisit history and see which party has the biggest spending history. Maybe if the republicans in congress had actually tried to work through bills that would benefit this country instead of making their agenda about getting rid of the president we would be in even better shape. Look where the teabaggers came to hold their rally?? They knew they would be welcomed with open arms to the town run by teacons! A party of liars and thieves? Hmmm you are talking about the republicons right?? You are right on one thing, there will be a drop in jobs as all the fact checkers are out of work! JP is right, right wing extremists are on their way out...2014 will be the time to get out the rest of them. NL4LIFE absolutely true!!!
Chas November 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
JP- You are entitled to your opinion, but I am just trying to better understand. You are not surprised that New Lenox went to Romney. You refrence Christians and "those with money." My wife and I chose to buy a house in the Lincoln Way Area, it ended up being New Lenox. Why? Becuase it has a strong Christian foundation (read- strong morals, ethics and family values). Also, we chose here becuase, in general, residents have higher incomes (read- better schools and hard work ethic). Your red-neck comment may describe a small sub-set of the population, but it can assure you that it is not the 20% differential in votes for Romney in New Lenox. I do not think Republican is the ONLY option because I like making money and enjoy "guns and religion," I think Romney was the best option to lead us through these economic times. And please, bite your tongue with the Bush comments. Both parties have had their share of presidents who made poor choices. When I made my choice on election day, it was between a community organizer with 4 lackluster years as president and a businessman. Easy choice for me. I respect your choice. I respect the office of the President and I love America. So, what do i do next?. I am going to do what I have always done. I am going to work as hard as I can to make as much money as I can so I can provide a great life for my family. I will continue to give to charity and help the less fortunate because that is part of my moral foundation.
Chas November 09, 2012 at 05:16 PM
You state that Obama "only" received 1 out of 3 white voters (33%). The Washington Post claims it to be higher, around 39%. According to Politico.com Romney revceived roughly 5% of the black vote. Please tell me how racism is alive and well?
roscrea November 09, 2012 at 06:46 PM
NLM, You live in the worst state in the country and things are about to become even worse. Our credit rating will disappear and we will no longer be able to borrow any more money to pay for the interest on democrat corruption. The smartest people and companies are moving to red states and some companies are leaving the country altogether. Good for them. Successfull republicans will stay successful. Whining democrats looking for a handout can enjoy the soup kitchen.
JP November 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Kim stated that this comes as no surprise, and I agree. However, my guess is that her belief is like yours -that Obama didn't get the job done in his first 4 years. That's simply not true. He helped save the auto industry, stabilized the economy, nailed Bin Laden, etc. Further, had the Republicans not been hell-bent on trying to win back the Presidency, Obama would have accomplished a lot more. Under the circumstances, he did rather well and the majority of Americans agree. Regarding my red-neck comment, I think that you're being naive -but like me you're certainly entitled to your opinion. Do they make up the 20% differential? No, but I also wouldn't write them off as a "small sub-set". Just because Romney has a financial background does not automatically make him the better choice in terms of our economic times. Again, Obama did a very good job of stabilizing our economy under the circumstances. We could have wound up in total economic shambles. I never stated a word about any Bush. I voted for W on his first run (Kerry the 2nd time around) and for his dad in both of his runs. I vote for whomever I think is the best person for the job, period. For our economy, for foreign affairs, everything, I think Obama is that man. I too respect the office of the President and I love America. I've served in the Army (I realize that not all soldiers share our sentiments). I too will do what I've always done -all the exact same things that you've listed.
Despiser of Obama November 11, 2012 at 01:12 AM
JP voting for Obama is voting for intrensic evil! Obama is a louse and a immoral believer in abortion , same sex marriage and is going to take us deeper into debt. Christian he is not.
Despiser of Obama November 11, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Obama knew squat when he was first elected President and I believe Romney could have done the job just like Obama did.
Despiser of Obama November 11, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Romney lost the election because he was against abortion (murder) , same sex marriage and other immoral behavior. That sucks!
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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