Stoughton Election Results 2012
Stoughton backed Barack Obama for President and Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate as 77 percent of voters in town went to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - Election Day.
After months (or has it been years?) of campaigning, countless debates and stump speeches, and hours of analyzing the electoral college map, Americans went to the polls for the Presidential Election.
There were also plenty of local races and questions on the ballot.
Polls were open in Stoughton from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Take a look at Stoughton's results below and in the media gallery of this article.
LIVE 2012 STOUGHTON ELECTION RESULTS
Voter Turnout Percentage = 77% (13,986 of 18,149)
These are not the final results; still awaiting 2 overseas ballots and researching 37 provisional ballots.
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results|
|U.S. Congress District 8||
|MA Governor's Council Second District||Robert Jubinville||56%
|MA Senate: Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District||Brian A. Joyce||Uncontested
|MA House 6th Norfolk District (Precincts 1, 5, 7 and 8)
||William C. Galvin||Uncontested||N/A|
|MA House 8th Norfolk District (Precincts 2, 3, 4, and 6)||Louis L. Kafka||Uncontested||N/A
|Question 1: 'Right to Repair'||Yes||74.6%
|Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication||Yes||41.6%
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||57.6%
* Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian) and Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (Green-Rainbow) are running for president as third-party candidates.
Here's a closer look at the races in Massachusetts that were decided today:
Barack Obama (D), Mitt Romney (R) - President
Elected in 2008, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, seeks reelection, facing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee. Obama defeated Republican nominee John McCain in 2008, 365 electoral votes to 173, and 53-percent to 46-percent in the popular vote. Obama carried Massachusetts 62-36 in 2008. Massachusetts has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate
Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D), Joseph Selvaggi (R): 8th Congressional District
Joseph Selvaggi will challenge Rep. Stephen Lynch after defeating Republican opponent Matt Temperley in a 8th Congressional race in this year's State Primary. Massachusetts lost a Congressional seat after the 2010 U.S. Census results showed a population shift within the state. After Jan. 1, 2013, there will no longer be a 10th Congressional District. The 9th District, where Canton now sits, will become part of the 8th District. Basically, the 8th District is the old 9th, and you can't get more New England than that description.
Robert Jubinville (D), Earl Sholley (R): Mass. Governor’s Council, Second District
After winning their parties' nominations in the Sept. 6 primary, Democratic candidate Robert Jubinville of Milton and Republican candidate Earl Sholley of Norfolk will vie for the Second District Governor's Council seat on Nov. 6.
State Senate/State Representative Races
Rep. Louis Kafka, a Stoughton Democrat (representing precincts 2, 3, 4 and 6) and Rep. William Galvin, a Canton Democrat (representing precincts 1, 5, 7 and 8) and Sen. Brian A. Joyce, a Milton Democrat (representing all precincts) are all running unopposed this election cycle, and each is set to be reelected to another two-year term.