Winchester Election Results 2012: Obama, Brown, Markey, Lewis Win Polls
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LIVE 2012 WINCHESTER ELECTION RESULTS
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results||3rd Party Candidate||Results|
|U.S. Congress District 5||
|MA House 31st Middlesex District
||Jason Lewis||7,576||George Georgountzos||4,307|
|Question 1: 'Right to Repair'||Yes||10,349||No||1,335|
|Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication||Yes||6,506||No||5,804|
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||7,518||No||4,741|
|Question 4: (Non Binding) Resolution to Congress and the President||Yes||3,280||No||2,188|
|Question 5: (Non Binding) State to regulate and tax marijuana same as alcohol||Yes||3,532||No||2,057|
See the attached PDF for a breakdown of votes by precinct.
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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.
Ed Markey (D), Tom Tierney (R): 5th Congressional District
Ed Markey has been the Congressman representing Winchester for the past 36 years. He faces off against Tom Tierney, a 69-year-old consulting actuary and consumer activist. In 2010, Markey defeated Republican Gerry Dembrowski by about a 2-to-1 margin.
Jason Lewis (D), George Geogountzos (R): Mass. House 31st District
Jason Lewis has been the state representative representing Winchester since 2008. He faces off against George Geogountzos, a local attorney. Jason Lewis beat John DePinto this year for the Democratic vote.
Winchester Updates From The Polls
Good luck voting!
3:10 p.m.: Have you voted yet? Tell us how the lines were when you were at the polls in the comments below.
2:50 p.m.: Voters are also greeted just inside the Lynch School by the fifth grade bake sale. The spread is just as appetizing as the others.
There were only a handful of voters at Precincts 7 and 8, but they've had a steady flow for most of the day.
Precinct 7 has had 1,103 voters turnout, and Precinct 8 has had 835.
2:20 p.m.: The bake sale trend continues at McCall Middle with the eighth graders selling brownies, treats, hot chocolate and coffee.
As opposed to this morning, Precincts 3 and 4 have no lines with plenty of open areas for voters.
Precinct 3 has had a turnout of 1,029 with Precinct 4 just a little ahead with 1,047 voters thus far.
2 p.m.: We are halfway through the day, and Precincts 5 and 6 still have a steady flow of voters coming in. The parking lot is still at capacity with supporters welcoming voters with their campaign signs.
Precinct 5 is at 934 voters thus far, and Precinct 6 is at 1,013.
1:30 p.m.: The Vinson-Owen fifth graders are putting on a bake sale as well as a book sale for $1 each.
The ladies at the Jenks Center are raffling a quilt they each had a part in making. There are two quilts: one for the ladies to raffle off to the public and a private raffle for them. The raffle will be in December, and tickets are $1 each.
11:45 a.m.: Precincts 7 and 8 at the Lynch School are also hosting a bake sale full of coffee and baked goods.
11:35 a.m.: Just a warning, there is ZERO parking in the Town Center, Jenks Lot and library. Plan some extra time if you are heading downtown or to Precincts 1, 2, 3 or 4 to vote.
11 a.m.: Precincts 1 and 2 have had heavy traffic since they opened the doors. Carl Boerner, precinct representative, said they have already had twice as many voters as the entire preliminaries by 11 a.m.
Boerner said it's been a good morning with a decent turnout thus far. He said there has not been a single time this morning that there has not been a line.
10:30 a.m.: The Muraco School fifth graders are hosting a bake sale for Precincts 1 and 2. All the proceeds go to the fifth grade including the end-of-year activities, yearbook and graduation.
8:40 a.m.: Bundle up! It's cold out. Winchester is just at 30 degrees for the morning.
Lines at Precincts 3 and 4 haven't quite made it outside, but there is a crowd bunched at the door hoping to not have to brave the brisk air. These precincts have had a steady flow of voters for the morning.
Cars are lining the streets leading up to McCall Middle School with supporters standing at the intersections in their scarfs and gloves holding signs.
8 a.m.: Precincts 5 and 6 had a rush when they opened at 7 a.m., but the crowd tends to be dying out for now.
There are also quite a few dedicated supporters holding signs in support of their candidate in the parking lot.
7 a.m.: The Winchester Town Clerk said results from today's election in Winchester should be ready by midnight.
Reminder: Polls close at 8 p.m.