Braintree Election Results 2012

Updates on the 2012 elections here in Braintree will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m.: More detailed Braintree results live now: http://braintree.patch.com/articles/braintree-votes-for-barack-obama-scott-brown-and-medical-marijuana

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: Unofficial Braintree totals are in below. More details shortly.

Obama 51%

Romney 47%

Stein .37%

Johnson .8%


Brown 56%

Warren 43%


Lynch 78%

Selvaggi 22%


Question 1: Yes

Question 2: No

Question 3: Yes

UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: Polls have closed and election officials across town are calculating vote totals. Here at Town Hall clerk Joe Powers is helping process ballots and will announce results as soon as they are available.

Barack Obama has won Massachusetts, 62 percent to 37 percent over Mitt Romney, according to CNN. The media company also has Obama up 64 electoral votes to Romney's 56, with the Republican challenger so far edging out the incumbent in the popular vote.

UPDATE 7 p.m.: Voters are out in force in Braintree but there are few lines as poll workers move residents efficiently through. Could turnout top 80 percent locally? Who will Braintree go for in the presidential and other races? Stay tuned to Braintree Patch.

Also, at least one record was broken today at the Ross School: http://braintree.patch.com/articles/braintree-voting-in-large-numbers-moving-efficiently-through-polls#photo-12071854.

UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: Ross School PTO members say they already broke the record bake sale numbers from four years ago by 3 p.m. today. The election this year could bring in $1,500.

Only two presidential campaign signs spotted so far at Braintree polling locations – an Obama sign at Hollis and Romney at Ross.

Heading to more locations now. Stay tuned for more photos, info and then live results later tonight.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: At Town Hall there are a few people voting, but many more expected in the next couple hours as residents return from work.

East Middle School had nearly 1,000 ballots cast by 4 p.m. and traffic was brisk around the same time at Flaherty School.

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: Town Clerk Joe Powers reports that mid-day turnout was 39 percent. Overall turnout could be nearly 80 percent based on that number.

The clerk also posted a photo of the election officials working hard upstairs at Town Hall. Check that out and follow election updates at www.facebook.com/braintreepatch.

Steve on Twitter says, "Proud to stand with @ScottBrownMA and @GailOnTheTrail at South Middle School in Braintree this morning #braintreeforbrown"

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.: Like all polling locations in Braintree, Liberty School saw a surge of voting early this morning. The first voter showed up outside the school at 6:40 a.m., said John Thompson, working the polls Tuesday. By 7 a.m., there was a line out the door.

"It is very, very active," Thompson said.

Out of Liberty's 2,247 registered voters, more than 500 had cast ballots by 11 a.m.

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: Turnout is looking huge already this morning. Town Hall reported 20 percent before 10 a.m. Other polling locations also bursted with voters early this morning and seeing a steady stream afterward.

Photos and interviews here: http://braintree.patch.com/articles/presidential-race-brings-big-turnout-early-in-braintree-supporters-push-local-campaigns

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Stay with Braintree Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m.

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Also, tell us what've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments.


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


51% Romney-Ryan 47%   3rd Party Candidate 3rd Party Candidate U.S. President Johnson-Gray 0.8% Stein-Honkala .37% U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

43% Scott Brown 57% U.S. Congress District 8

Stephen Lynch

78% Joe Selvaggi
22% MA Senate DISTRICT Norfolk and Plymouth
John Keenan
MA Senate DISTRICT Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce 98%

MA House

DISTRICT 5th Norfolk

Mark Cusack
Answer Results Answer Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 87% No 13% Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 42% No 58% Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 57% No 43%


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