One month after the November Presidential Election, all the counting is finally complete at Elections offices across the Central Valley and the rest of California.
We know that President Obama defeated Governor Romney in California… easily winning the popular vote and capturing the Golden State’s 55 Electoral College votes. Obama had 60.3% of the vote to Romney’s 37.2%
The numbers tell another story in the six county region of the Central Valley. Romney won four counties in November… Obama won two. The President won the same counties, Fresno and Merced, where he claimed victory against Senator John McCain in the 2008 Presidential Election. The margin of victory was nearly the same.
2008 Presidential Election Obama McCain
-Fresno County 50.3% 48.2%
-Merced County 53.4% 45.0%
2012 Presidential Election Obama Romney
-Fresno County 49.72% 47.94%
-Merced County 53.3% 44.5%
In the case of Fresno County, Democrats held the voter registration edge over Republicans by 6000. President Obama defeated Governor Romney in Fresno County by 4639 votes. Voter turnout in Fresno County was 63.79%.
Romney won Tulare, Kings, Madera, and Mariposa Counties in 2012, just like McCain in 2008… and by nearly the same percentages.
More numbers from the Election in Fresno County: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson received 2262 votes.
Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein received 1101 votes… and 898 of your Fresno County neighbors voted for comedian Roseanne Barr… the Presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. Statewide, Barr got 52, 742 votes.
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